Welcome New Participants

We are pleased to welcome all of our newest participants to the Performance-based Standards (PbS) community. PbS is now being implemented in jurisdictions across 31 states.

April's data collection will include two new sites from the Nevada Division of Child & Family Services and five new sites from the New Mexico Juvenile Justice Services Division. We have also expanded with three additional sites in Utah and two new community-based residential programs in Connecticut.


PbS Expands the Family Youth Initiative -
It has been an exciting time for Performance-based Standards (PbS). We released kiosks which allow youths, staff and families to complete survey...
PbS Works to Bring Family Surveys to Detention Facilities -
The Family-Youth Initiative (FYI), a collaboration between Performance-based Standards (PbS) and the Vera Institute of Justice, Family Justice P...
Community-based Programs Get Fuller Picture of Family Involvement -
Community-based programs vary in their rehabilitative missions, often with a focus on mental health or substance abuse, but the importance of fa...
Monday, April 21, 2014
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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.


2 May

Policies, Practices and PbS Outcomes to Reduce Isolation and Room Confinement

As research increasingly points juvenile justice professionals toward incentive-based behavior management systems and away from punitive adult a...

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12 May

Reducing Criminal Recidivism for Justice-Involved Persons with Mental Illness

This webinar is the fifth webinar in the Evidence-Based Practices for Justice-Involved Persons:A Five-Part Webinar Series. This webinar will cov...

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PbS announces the release of a new issue brief, Family-Youth Initiative.

Download our brochure to learn about Performance-based Standards (PbS) for secure juvenile facilities.