Important Notice: INSPIRE Data Collection No Longer in Use

Effective July 30, 2016 the INSPIRE system is no longer in use as a data collection and reporting system for Pennsylvania providers of Multisystemic Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, or Treatment Foster Care Oregon (formerly Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care). The EPISCenter is in the process of partnering with providers and the developers of the MST and FFT programs to create a more efficient data collection and reporting system.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Jordan Joyce at (814) 865-2649 or

Evidence-based Intervention Reports

Looking Back, Moving Forward: The History & Current State of Evidence-based Intervention in Pennsylvania
Prepared for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency by Liz Campbell, Ph.D. and Brian K. Bumbarger, M.Ed.

Three Years of Data (Fiscal Years 2012-2014) Reports

The EPISCenter has developed two new reports highlighting three years of data for fiscal years 2012-2014. These reports are designed to be shared with stakeholders, and they present statewide trends for utilization, outcomes, and implementation quality, while noting areas where there is variation between individual sites. In general, these reports provide hard evidence of the high-quality and productivity of FFT and MST services in Pennsylvania.

Annual Outcome Reports

  • EBI Programs: FY 2011/2012 Outcomes Summary - Youth outcome data for the three intervention programs (FFT, MST, and MTFC) for FY 2011/2012. This report also includes information about implementation quality and the economic impact of services delivered during that time. Outcomes for FY 2010/2011 are included for comparison.
    • EBI Programs Quarterly Report:  Data Highlights from 2010
      The EPISCenter was tasked with collecting quarterly Performance Measure data from all FFT, MST, and MTFC providers funded through Special Grant funds from the Department of Public Welfare's Office of Children Youth and Families, PCCD grants, or Medical Assistance in Pennsylvania.  This report presents the highlights from four quarters of reporting which cover the period January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.
    *Refinements to the calculation of FFT completion rate revealed a slight overestimate in past INSPIRE reports. The correct completion rates can be found in the Three Year Report. 

      Quarterly Reports

      The EBI Quarterly Summary presents data highlights across FFT and MST. Copies of quarterly statewide INSPIRE reports, which provide more detailed information about each EBI's utilization and outcomes, are available upon request.