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Metalcore from Copper Lake School

2020 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest Finalist Spotlight: Copper Lake School PbS is thrilled to call this solo cover of The Amity Affliction’s “All Messed Up” from Copper Lake School a finalist for the 2020 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest! Thank you for sharing your talent with us and congratulations on becoming a finalist! View the video here. The annual PbS Kids Got Talent Contest ...

PbS Announces 2020 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award Winners

The PbS Learning Institute (PbS) recognizes winners of the 2020 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award for improving conditions of confinement and the quality of life for youths in secure placements. Facilities volunteer to work with PbS and use its continuous improvement model to meet national standards with regularly reported data and development of improvement plans. The winners were ...

Circleville JCF Says Hold On COVID

2020 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest Finalist Spotlight: Circleville Juvenile Correction Facility We are pleased to present the finalists for the 2020 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest from Circleville Juvenile Correction Facility. The duo wrote a timely original rap about the pandemic! Thanks for sharing your talents and congratulations on becoming a finalist! View the video here.  ...

Maricopa County Juvenile Detention Center- Durango Named Finalist for the 2020 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is very pleased to announce Maricopa County Juvenile Detention Center- Durango in Phoenix, AZ as one of the finalists for the 2020 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award in the detention category. Maricopa was selected as a finalist for their impressive plan to reduce confinement. After noticing an increase in confinement in their PbS data, the leaders ...

Two Times the Talent at Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center

2020 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest Finalist Spotlight: Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center PbS is pleased to announce two finalists for the 2020 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest from Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center: a lesson on “What We Need” and an emotional “Goodbye”. Thank you for sharing your talents with us and congratulations on becoming finalists! View “What We Need” here. Vi ...

Technical Assistance Opportunity for Reentry Teams: Improving Reentry Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting

The intensive technical assistance will be provided by the PbS Learning Institute and its partners as part of the cooperative agreement with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice, for the project entitled: Improving Juvenile Reentry Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting. The application for int ...

Barriers Bigger than Ever

Imagine coming home to nothing. No clothes that fit, no wash cloths, no soap and on top of all of that you enter your community in the middle of a pandemic. COVID-19 has added to the challenges for youths leaving juvenile justice facilities by making it difficult to purchase certain items such as toilet paper and groceries. Performance-based Standards (PbS) tries to ease youth ...

Power Ballad from Bethel Youth Detention Facility

2020 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest Finalist Spotlight: Bethel Youth Detention Facility We are thrilled to present a cover of “Fade to Black” by Metallica from Bethel Youth Detention Facility; delivering an incredible take on a famous guitar solo. Thank you for sharing your talent and congratulations on becoming a finalist! View the video here. The annual PbS Kids Got Talent C ...

Juvenile Corrections Center- St. Anthony Named Finalist for the 2020 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is very pleased to announce Juvenile Corrections Center- St. Anthony (JCCSA) in St. Anthony, ID as one of the finalists for the 2020 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award in the correction category. JCCSA was selected as a finalist for their impressive plan to improve mental health programming. The PbS team’s strategy focused on mental health programm ...

2020 PbS Reentry Award Winners

The year 2020 marks the fifth year of the Performance-based Standards (PbS) Reentry Award and we celebrated by giving out more than double the awards we’ve given out in past years. This awards season was a little different: In addition to facing the realities of reentering the community without enough resources they also faced a pandemic. We received 10 outstanding applications ...

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