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.

News

New PbS Issue Brief: What Youths, Staff and Families Say about Community-based Programs -
About one-third of the nearly 60,000 youths in residential placement are in community-based programs. Research shows that youths’ experiences in...
Friday, March 06, 2015
March PbS Person of the Month -
The March 2015 Performance-based Standards (PbS) Person of the Month honor goes to Chris Dorman from the Naselle Youth Camp in Washington state....
Monday, March 02, 2015
PbS Participants Find Creative Ways to Engage Youths -
Juvenile facilities and programs find some creative ways to keep youths engaged. Performance-based Standards (PbS) participants have shared some...
Wednesday, February 25, 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.

Events

30 Mar

The Real Costs of Confinement and “What Works” to Improve Youth Outcomes

Juvenile justice systems have achieved substantial reforms, but many still struggle to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for youth. Many sy...

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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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Publications

What Youths, Staff and Families Say about Community-based Programs
Asking youths, staff and families about their experiences with community-based programs.
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PbS Perspective January 2015
A snapshot of data from the October 2014 collection.
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