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Issue Briefs

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.

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PbS Perspective July 2017

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

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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.

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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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Using PbS Data and New Resources to Prevent and Monitor Sexual Victimization and Harassment

This issue brief looks at PbS data, tools developed in partnership with Greene County Detention Center in Missouri and the next steps for PbS in resource development connecting PbS data and processes with the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards.

 

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What Youths Say Matters: A Historical Look

This issue brief compares the perceptions of youths on facility experiences from Youth Climate Survey responses from October 2010 and April 2016. Topics include living conditions, facility programming, fairness and safety, relationships with staff, connectedness with family and preparedness to return to the community.

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PbS Perspective July 2016

PbS Perspective July 2016 provides a snapshot of data from the April 2016 collection in areas of safety and positive adolescent development.

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PbS Perspective January 2016

PbS Perspective January 2016 provides a snapshot of data from the October 2015 collection in areas research shows impact the safety and healthy development of youths.

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Measuring Positive Youth Development

This issue brief provides aggregate data on selected outcome measures relating to positive youth development. Download Measuring Positive Youth Development ...

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