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2022 Kids Got Talent Winner Performs Live at Awards Night

New Orleans, LA—Performance-based Standards (PbS) held their annual awards night on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, and had the great honor of a live performance from one of the two solo artist winners of this year’s PbS Kids Got Talent Contest. Kay, from Long Creek Youth Development Center, Maine Department of Corrections, performed an original vocal titled “I Don’t Want to Love You.” ...

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2022 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award Video Spotlight: Mt. Meigs Campus

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is proud to announce Mt. Meigs Campus as the 2022 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award winner in the corrections category. Mt. Meigs Campus was selected for using PbS data to drastically reduce the number of incidents and confinement in the facility, as well as equally impressive percentage reductions in the average duration of confinement and use of ...

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2022 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award Video Spotlight: Hartford Juvenile Detention Center

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is proud to announce Hartford Juvenile Detention Center (HJDC) as the 2022 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award winner in the detention and assessment category. HJDC was selected for their focus on increasing staff safety, addressing fear among staff and residents and drastically reducing the number of incidents in the facility. Congratulations to t ...

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2022 PbS Employment Matching Award Recipients Work Toward a Better Future

Congratulations to the 2022 PbS Employment Matching Award recipients. Established in 2017 to encourage meaningful work opportunities for young people in the juvenile justice system, this year’s 14 recipients will be awarded up to $1,000 to match their summer season earnings. The award recipients are from the five following facilities: Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facilit ...

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2022 PbS Staff Scholarship Award Winners Aim High with Educational Goals

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 PbS Staff Scholarship Award. The PbS Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 to inspire, encourage and assist young people and staff pursuing post-secondary education. This year, five staff members across the nation received a PbS scholarship to further their studies and continue their dedication and commitment to young people. We ...

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A Profound and Impactful Performance from a Delaware Trio

This 2022 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest Finalist Spotlight features a group original song titled “My Life,” from the Stevenson House Detention Center in Kent County, Delaware. Opening the performance with a prayer, the track begins, and we join one of the artists as he holds up the song title scrawled on a sheet of white paper. He stands solemnly inside the doorway of his concre ...

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Hartford Juvenile Detention Center Selected as Finalist for the 2022 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award

A finalist in the detention and assessment category for the 2022 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award, Hartford Juvenile Detention Center (HJDC) decided to focus on safety when the team analyzed data from outcome measures and noticed a significant increase in staff fear beginning in the spring of 2018. By October of 2018, half of the staff population reported fearing for their safety with ...

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Impressive Moves and Strong Voices Join Together in Philly

This 2022 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest Finalist Spotlight features an original song titled “Where I’m from,” written and performed by a talented group from the Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center. The foursome, dressed in black and donning identical masks, open the performance with choreographed moves, spreading to a box formation before one artist raps into the micro ...

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An Emotional Performance Tugs on the Heartstrings from Rogue Valley

An original song titled, “Leave a Message,” from the Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility is the focus of this 2022 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest Finalist Spotlight.  The artist opens the performance with a phone to his ear, listening ring by ring to the absence of someone on the other end of the line. An automated recording of a woman’s voice finally fills the void. “Hello. ...

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Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center Selected as Finalist for the 2022 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award

Named a finalist in the detention and assessment category for the 2022 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award, Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center focused on staff safety to address high levels of fear during the pandemic. After reviewing results from the October 2020 data collection, Bridgeport Detention was above the national field average for the number of staff members who did not ...

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