Reflections on 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 and we are excited to share what we have learned. Our first publication this year, the PbS Perspective, shares the most recent PbS data in key areas of juvenile justice.


PbS Perspective: Decreasing Isolation and Positive Family Results -
As PbS reflects on the past 20 years, we realize that looking at data is the first, fundamental step to positive change and reform and are eager...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Reflections on 20 Years’ Improving Conditions of Confinement -
It was 20 years ago the Congressionally-mandated Conditions of Confinement Study prompted the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevent...
Monday, January 12, 2015
January PbS Person of the Month -
Congratulations to our January PbS Person of the Month, Tonie C. Pringle from Midlands Evaluation Center (MEC) in Columbia, South Carolina! Ton...
Friday, January 02, 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.


29 Jan

Five Guiding Principles for Providing High-Quality Education in Juvenile Justice Secure Care Settings

The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA), in partnership with the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings (C...

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4 Feb

PbS State/Agency Coordinator Training

The state agency coordinator training is in Long Beach, CA from Feb. 4 to Feb. 6, 2015. The training will focus on trauma-informed care and serv...

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PbS Perspective January 2015
A snapshot of data from the October 2014 collection.

First Step to Integrate Trauma-Informed Care
Asking youths about their experiences and perceptions of being treated using trauma-informed practices.

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