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.


National PbS Day Was a Huge Success! -
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” -Voltaire Let’s all agree: It is fun to celebra...
2015 Finalist Spotlight: South Hadley Girls Treatment Program -
Performance-based Standards (PbS) is pleased to announce South Hadley Girls Treatment Program in South Hadley, MA as one of the finalists for th...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Kids Got Talent Finalist Spotlight -
Finalist Spotlight: Camp Tillamook Performance-based Standards’ (PbS) nationwide Kids Got Talent contest invited all youths in PbS facilities t...
Tuesday, June 23, 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.


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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What Youths, Staff and Families Say about Community-based Programs
Asking youths, staff and families about their experiences with community-based programs.

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

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