Rapid Response and Evidence-Based Services for Runaway Youth in Denver

Lessons Learned from a Pay for Success Financed Project

Project Abstract

Denver Collaborative Partnership is taking an upstream preventative approach to serving youth who run away and their families. A rapid response team is meeting the youth and families where they are and connecting them to evidence-based services (e.g., Multi-Systemic Therapy, Functional Family Therapy) aimed at preventing juvenile justice involvement and the need for out-of-home care. The Lab will conduct a rigorous evaluation of the project. 

The Denver Runaways project is funded by Pay for Success.


Colorado Department of Human Services

Denver Police Department

Governor’s Office of Information Technology

Research Partners: 

Denver Collaborative Partnership