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Staff at Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility

Responding to an Outbreak

Staff from Indiana Department of Corrections credit frequent communication as a key factor when reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest! Our solo winner is from Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility in Grants Pass, OR! The singer accompanied by the RVYCF Youth Ukulele Band sent in an emotional cover of “Photograph” by Ed Sheeran playing homage to those that have to leave their families behind. Our judg ...

Photographs from Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility

2020 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest Finalist Spotlight: Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility PbS is delighted to present the finalist for the 2020 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest from Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility and his impressive vocals accompanied by an emotional video production of Ed Sheeran’s “Photograph”. Thank you for sharing your talent with us and congratulat ...

Deena Corso director of the Juvenile Service Division (JSD) at the Multnomah County, OR, Department of Community Justice

Half as Many Youths in Detention

Since March, the number of youths in the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center dropped from 64 to the mid-to-high 30s.

Youths Job Interviews

Interviews are exciting! Especially your first one. Nerves creep up a little, practice interviews begin, and then suddenly you’re at your first interview, ready to land the job. Having some items handy like slacks and a dress shirt always helps with securing a job.

What happens when these items are not easily accessible? Of course, the job search becomes more difficult. Now you might need to find a job that can overlook a professional outfit during an interview, and the embarrassment of not being able to afford interview clothing.

COVID-19 Data Snapshot July 2020

This PbS Data Snapshot was written by Kim Godfrey Lovett, PbS Executive Director and includes data collected by PbS participating facilities during April 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Data points discussed in this brief include decreasing daily populations as well as racial and ethnic disparities in secure juvenile correction and detention centers.

Talented Trio from Maricopa County Juvenile Detention Center

2020 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest Finalist Spotlight: Maricopa County Juvenile Detention Center We are excited to announce the finalists for the 2020 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest from Maricopa County Juvenile Detention Center. Please enjoy a cover of “Quién Te Entiende,” an original piano piece and a cover of “Mi Niña Traviesa” from three of Maricopa’s most talented. Thanks to al ...

Caretakers are Losing Jobs

In order to get by in the world, having money coming in is a must. All 2020 Reentry Award applicants mentioned money being difficult to come across. Stress levels and priorities in a household shift when there is a lack of or serious worry about having enough money. Many young people witness the challenging decision whether to pay rent or to buy groceries when they reenter thei ...

Mat-Su Youth Detention Facility Named Finalist for the 2020 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is very pleased to announce Mat-Su Youth Detention Facility in Palmer, AK as one of the finalists for the 2020 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award in the detention category. Mat-Su was selected as a finalist for their impressive plan to improve emergency response efforts. Located in an area with an increased potential for natural disasters, a review ...

Banding Together at Lincoln Hills School

2020 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest Finalist Spotlight: Lincoln Hills School PbS is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest from Lincoln Hills School: a band performance and a solo drum performance with an exciting ending. Congratulations on becoming finalists and thank you for sharing your talents! View the band’s video here. View the solo perfo ...

PbS has been a partner in assisting this facility to become a dynamic work environment that is not satisfied with maintaining the status quo.