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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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- ...

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