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 Participants Open Facility Doors -
Holding an open house at a juvenile facility can have a profound impact; it gives parents of the youths at the facility an opportunity to see ho...
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
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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.


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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5 Jun

National PbS Day!

The first National PbS Day will be celebrated on Friday, June 5th at participating facilities and programs across the country!

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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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