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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 ...

Congratulations to the 2020 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest Finalists

The PbS Kids Got Talent Contest launched in 2015 to challenge the field to extend their commitment to treating all youths as one of our own. The PbS team is very grateful for all of the entries we received this year despite the many challenges and obstacles our communities are facing. This year, we received a total of 30 entries. After careful consideration and a lot of video- ...

Congratulations to the 2020 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Finalists

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is very proud to announce the finalists for the 2020 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award that recognizes facilities that best exemplify PbS’ commitment to treating all youths as one of our own. We were pleased to receive applications from 11 sites – all using PbS’ data-driven improvement model to develop and implement strategic plans that changed the ...

To our valued community

The past week has been an extremely painful one for many people, as Minneapolis and countless other cities, including our hometown of Boston, have seen people gather to protest the racial injustice and racial violence still present in our country. It is this injustice that has led to the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others. The PbS ...

2020 Employment Matching Award

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is pleased to announce the Employment Matching Award is now accepting applications for 2020. PbS believes teenagers thrive when they are trusted to earn their own money. The new PbS Education and Employment Foundation allows the opportunity for more youths to earn the PbS Employment Matching Award and will match up to $1,000 of what selected y ...

PbS Convenes First Virtual Institute on Reentry Data Collection, Reporting and Analysis

On April 28, Performance-based Standards (PbS) along with project partners the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) and the American Institutes for Research (AIR), convened reentry teams for our first virtual institute.   Designed to be virtual for a larger reach, participants from five agencies in four different time zones attended the training at the same time. Parti ...

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