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.


August PbS Person of the Month -
Performance-based Standards (PbS) honors Dan Weising, Juvenile Services Program Director in Pine Cottage at North Dakota Youth Correctional Cent...
2015 Finalist Spotlight: Tillamook Youth Correctional Facility -
Performance-based Standards (PbS) is pleased to announce Tillamook Youth Correctional Facility (TYCF) in Tillamook, OR as one of the finalists f...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
2015 Finalist Spotlight: Southwest Utah Youth Center -
Performance-based Standards (PbS) is pleased to announce Southwest Utah Youth Center in Cedar City, UT as one of the finalists for the 2015 Barb...
Wednesday, July 22, 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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PbS Perspective July 2015
A snapshot of data from the April 2015 collection.

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