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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.

COVID-19 Data Snapshot July 2020

This PbS Data Snapshot was written by Kim Godfrey Lovett, PbS Executive Director and includes data collected by PbS participating facilities during April 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Data points discussed in this brief include decreasing daily populations as well as racial and ethnic disparities in secure juvenile correction and detention centers.

Family Data Snapshot April 2020

This snapshot of Performance-based Standards (PbS) data from October 2019 reflects some of the benefits of improving the relationships between facility staff and family members and increasing the connection of families to their children.

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

Research by Alyssa Mikytuck, MPP and Jennifer Woolard, PhD of Georgetown University's Department of Psychology.

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 ...

Reducing Isolation, A Report on the Key Findings of National Isolation Data

This June 2019 report highlights key findings on the use of isolation and room confinement including historical trends and changes in PbS data. Reducing Isolation, A Report on the Key Findings of National Isolation Data ...

Implementing Trauma-Informed Principles and Practices: What Staff, Youth and Families Say

This issue brief explores the perceptions of youth, staff and families regarding the implementation of trauma-informed principles and practices.

PbS Perspective July 2017

PbS Perspective July 2017 provides a snapshot of data from the April 2017 collection in areas related to family engagement.

PbS Perspective January 2017

PbS Perspective January 2017 provides a snapshot of data from the October 2016 collection in areas research shows impact education and recidivism outcomes.

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Staff Training in Juvenile Correctional Facilities

A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Staff Training carried out by the University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate class, focusing on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Preventing and Monitoring Sexual Victimization

Effective and sustainable prevention of sexual victimization requires a holistic approach, as provided by PbS' comprehensive standards and measures monitoring facility safety, culture, staff-youth relationships and daily activities. PbS is pleased to share a new issue brief entitled: Preventing and Monitoring Sexual Victimization to connect PbS' data and processes with requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards mandating zero-tolerance for sexual victimization.

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