2nd Annual Kids Got Talent Contest

Once again PbS will be holding our annual Kids Got Talent Contest. All youths in a PbS participating facility between Dec 1 and Mar 31 are invited to submit video or audio recordings of their talents.


New Report by The National Crittenton Foundation: Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls -
The National Crittenton Foundation and the National Women’s Law Center have released a report on how trauma can affect girls’ behavior and expla...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
New Report from NCSL: Trends in Juvenile Justice State Legislation 2011-2015 -
The National Council of State Legislators (NCSL) has released a new report on state efforts to re-examine policies and rebalance approaches to j...
Monday, October 26, 2015
New Report from MacArthur Foundation: The Supreme Court and the Transformation of Juvenile Sentencing -
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced the release of Professor Elizabeth Scott’s report: The Supreme Court and the Transfo...
Monday, October 05, 2015
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About PbS

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is a data-driven improvement model grounded in research that holds juvenile justice agencies, facilities and residential care providers to the highest standards for operations, programs and services.


17 Feb

Reducing Isolation in Youth Facilities: Strategies and Lessons Learned from the Field

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 2 PM EST, the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA), will host a 90-minute webinar on reduci...

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4 Aug

PbS State/Agency Coordinator Training

The PbS State/Agency Coordinator Training is in Boston, MA from Aug. 4 - 6, 2016.

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PbS Perspective January 2016
A snapshot of data from the October 2015 collection.

Measuring Positive Youth Development
Aggregate data on selected outcome measures relating to positive youth development.