20 Years Improving

PbS celebrates its 20th anniversary this year! We know from our work over the past 20 years that looking at data is the first step to positive change. PbS provides a wealth of information about what happens daily in residential facilities and programs essential for ensuring the safety of youths and staff, for data-driven decision-making, demonstrating accountability and reporting successes.

News

South Dakota Participants Celebrate National PbS Day! -
Performance-based Standards (PbS) participants have all done amazing work in their programs and National PbS Day was a time for everyone to cele...
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Kid's Got Talent Finalist Spotlight -
Finalist Spotlight: Tillamook Youth Correctional Facility The countdown has already begun for the Performance-based Standards (PbS) 20th Anniv...
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California Participants Celebrate National PbS Day! -
Performance-based Standards (PbS) celebrated the first-ever National PbS Day on June 5. Participants from all over the country were sent celebra...
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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.

Events

13 Aug

PbS State/Agency Coordinator Training

The state/agency coordinator training is in Indianapolis from Aug. 13 - 15, 2015. The event will train participants and celebrate PbS' 20th anni...

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14 Aug

Barbara Allen-Hagen Award Ceremony

The Barbara Allen-Hagen award ceremony will be held on Friday August 14th in Indianapolis.

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Publications

What Youths, Staff and Families Say about Community-based Programs
Asking youths, staff and families about their experiences with community-based programs.
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PbS Perspective January 2015
A snapshot of data from the October 2014 collection.
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