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Kim Godfrey Lovett

Kim is the executive director of the PbS Learning Institute, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving youth correctional programs, services and practices. Kim was hired when CJCA incorporated in 1994. In 1995 CJCA was awarded a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), US Department of Justice, to develop and implement Performance-based Standards (PbS) in Youth Correction and Detention Facilities and Ms. Godfrey has worked since then to create the PbS system of continuous improvement to help facilities and agencies raise the quality of life and better conditions of confinement in youth facilities nationwide. In 2004, PbS was named a winner of the Innovations in American Government Award by the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University and Ms. Godfrey served as the lead staff for the competition. She also serves as the executive director of the PbS Learning Institute, a subsidiary organization incorporated in 2004 to transition the free federally-funded PbS program to a income-generating non-profit venture that is sustainable and scaleable. She earned two master’s degrees: in journalism (Northwestern University) and criminal justice (Northeastern University.) She worked as a newspaper reporter for seven years prior to joining CJCA.