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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 ...

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 p ...

Staff at the Maricopa County Juvenile Detention Center

Stronger than Before

Faced with the challenges of a pandemic, the staff of the Maricopa County Juvenile Probation Department feel stronger as a team now than ever before.

An Important Message from Ferris School

2020 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest Finalist Spotlight: Ferris School  PbS is pleased to announce a group of young men from Ferris School for Boys as finalists for the 2020 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest, who delivered an informative and educational PSA on PREA. Thanks for sharing your talents and congratulations on becoming finalists! View the video here. The annual PbS Kids Got ...

Staff of Rutherford House in Shreveport, LA affected by COVID-19

It Just Wasn’t My Time

COVID-19 affected nearly one-third of the staff at Rutherford House in Shreveport, LA

Robert F. Kennedy School Named Finalist for the 2020 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is very pleased to announce Robert F. Kennedy School (RFK) in Middleton, MA as one of the finalists for the 2020 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award in the correction category. RFK was selected as a finalist for their impressive plan to improve family engagement. The PbS team’s strategy shifted focus to families in 2013 as part of a statewide initia ...

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