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PbS produces regular publications, including issue briefs and research reports, with the goal to expand and enhance use of PbS data to better inform the field, national discussions and the public.

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

The brief also describes the recently launched PbS Youth Reentry Survey that will help agencies collect this information from youths leaving facilities and being released from post-placement supervision. Survey participation will give agencies two points in time to see how ready youths are for reentry and the different services and skills developed while in placement and on supervision. Read the brief for preliminary survey findings and analysis.

Family Visitation, Behavioral Incidents, and Staff Safety Concerns in Juvenile Correctional Facilities

Performance-based Standards (PbS) recently published a research brief written by Jennifer Woolard, PhD and Alyssa Mikytuck, MPP, of Georgetown University's Department of Psychology, finding an inverse relationship between family visitation and behavioral infractions. The brief, “Family Visitation, Behavioral Incidents, and Staff Safety Concerns in Juvenile Correctional Facilit ...

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