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PbS 25th Anniversary Spotlight: History of PbS

A timeline of PbS milestones by College for Social Innovation fellow Erika Cadena for PbS’ 25th Anniversary Celebration. A comprehensive report on the milestones will be published later this year. ...

PbS 25th Anniversary Spotlight: History of PbS

An interview with PbS executive director Kim Godfrey by College for Social Innovation fellow Erika Cadena for PbS’ 25th Anniversary Celebration. When did you get started in the juvenile justice field? I was first introduced to juvenile justice when I was a newspaper reporter. I worked for the Worcester Massachusetts Telegram and Gazette and I ended up being assigned to cover ...

Here’s Why It’s So Important to Create Opportunities for Youth Voices to Be Heard

Speaking as a formerly incarcerated youth, my passion is to educate others on the importance of youth voice. We know it is essential to move juvenile justice reform forward, but we need to start implementing it in every sense of the word. A little youth voice here and a little youth voice there is not going to solve systemic errors, nor will it solve the problems societal press ...

Understanding What Makes Justice-Involved Youths Prepared and Ready for Reentry

In Performance-based Standards’ (PbS) latest brief, Understanding What Makes Justice-Involved Youths Prepared and Ready for Reentry, Executive Director Kim Godfrey describes the significance of collecting perception data from youths about their preparedness for reentry in addition to existing administrative data about services offered. The brief also describes the recently lau ...

Green Hill School Named Finalist for the 2019 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is very pleased to announce Green Hill School (GHS) in Chehalis, WA as one of the finalists for the 2019 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award in the correction category. GHS was selected for their strategic approach to reducing the use of room confinement and the eventual closure of the facility’s segregation unit. As described by facility staff at G ...

Great Strokes from Grand Mesa Youth Service Center

2019 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest Finalist Spotlight: Grand Mesa Youth Service Center PbS is thrilled to call L. N. a finalist for the 2019 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest from Grand Mesa Youth Service Center. The incredibly talented artist submitted a detailed painting of a bird that was featured in the June 2019 PbS e-newsletter! Thank you for sharing your talent with us and co ...

What You Know About Ferris School?

2019 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest Finalist Spotlight: Ferris School We are pleased to present the finalists for the 2019 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest from Ferris School: I. L., J. G., J. C. and Z. M.! The group wrote the music and produced the entire video themselves through an intense music program. Great job on the collaborative efforts! Thanks for sharing your talents and co ...

Snowden Cottage Named Finalist for the 2019 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is very pleased to announce Snowden Cottage in Wilmington, DE as one of the finalists for the 2019 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award in the community residential category. Snowden Cottage was selected for their thoughtful plan to increase family engagement to reduce fear for safety. The PbS team at Snowden Cottage was concerned when less than 100% ...

Copper Lake School’s Masterful Poet

2019 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest Finalist Spotlight: Copper Lake School PbS is pleased to call Z. C. a finalist for the 2019 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest from Copper Lake School. Z.’s poem for her mother was moving and touching. 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 in ...

Wonderful Words from Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility

2019 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest Finalist Spotlight: Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility We are thrilled to present H. R. from Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility who delivered an incredibly thoughtful and intelligently spoken performance woven with Greek mythology. Thank you for sharing your talent, H. R., and congratulations on becoming a finalist! View the v ...

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