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 juvenile facilities and residential centers across 32 states.

October's data collection will include two new sites from the Wisconsin Division of Juvenile Corrections, three new sites from the Delaware Youth Rehabilitative Services Division and three new juvenile detention centers in Indiana.


PbS Responds and Takes First Steps to Measure and Monitor Trauma-Informed Care -
As so eloquently stated by the co-chairs of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence, not only are we ready to...
Monday, October 20, 2014
Trauma-Informed Resources Available at the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health -
The National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health provides several resources on trauma-informed child-serving systems. Among...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Barbara Allen-Hagen Awards Ceremony Highlights Best Work from Facilities and Programs -
“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” The 2014 Performance-based Standards (PbS) Barbara ...
Friday, October 10, 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.


4 Dec

Family Involvement: Navigating the Juvenile Justice System

Family involvement is critical for youth with behavioral health disorders who are involved with the juvenile justice system. Families need infor...

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5 Dec

Ask the Expert: New Directions to Effectively Address Co-occurring Mental Disorders

Following the October 24, 2014 webinar, "Improving Outcomes for Court-Involved Youth with Co-occurring Disorders," three Ask the Expert sessions...

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PbS announces the release of a new issue brief, First Step to Integrate Trauma-Informed Care.

PbS Issue Brief: Family-Youth Initiative.