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Issue Briefs

Mapping Performance-based Standards and Civil Rights Investigations

This research brief summarizes an analysis of the Performance-based Standards (PbS) standards, expected practices and outcome measures to the criteria used in Department of Justice CRIPA investigations over a 10-year period and concludes PbS is an effective program to prevent dangerous incidents that can lead to civil rights violations and investigations.

Data Primer

This brief article speaks to the integrity of PbS data and how PbS addresses data quality through training, technology and verification. The document also explains some of the PbS methodology in collecting statistical samples to derive at report averages and rates.

Reducing Isolation and Room Confinement

A report showing participating PbS facilities have worked to cut in half the time youths are isolated and confined to their rooms. Research has shown the practice to be dangerous, ineffective in managing youths' behavior and increases youths' risk for suicide.

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