Youth Substance Abuse Services Needs Assessment and Business Planning Project

Dates: 2010

State: Massachusetts

Client(s): CAB Health and Recovery Services, Inc., Tower Foundation

Service: Health Care & Public Health Planning

Technical Expertise: State and Local Public Health


JSI was contracted by CAB Health and Recovery Services (CAB) to conduct a needs assessment and strategic planning project aimed at assessing the demand for, and supply of, youth substance abuse services in CAB's service area. Based on anecdotal reports as well as its own experience, staff at CAB believed that there were major gaps in these preventive and treatment services in the North Shore area of Massachusetts. The goal of this assessment was to provide CAB with the information it needs to better understand the extent and nature of existing service gaps in order to develop sound business plans.