Performance-based Standards (PbS) believes that juvenile justice agencies, facilities and programs should be challenged to provide the most safe and healthy cultures and effective services that help young offenders return to the community and lead successful law-abiding lives. PbS also believes agencies, facilities and programs should be able to prove and be held accountable for what they do. PbS’ national standards set expectations for the highest quality juvenile justice facility conditions, services and operations. The PbS data-driven improvement model provides agencies, facilities and programs a continuous process to identify, monitor and improve outcomes for youths, staff, families and communities.
The PbS data-driven improvement model is designed for juvenile correction, detention, assessment and community-based residential programs. PbS offers each facility/program type unique reports that allow for comparison with like facilities/programs. Data collection surveys are modified to reflect the different purposes of each of the facility types.