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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.

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PbS

PbS

PbS measures and monitors facility practices by collecting and reporting data from administrative records and survey responses from youths, staff and families to provide a holistic picture of the conditions and quality of life in residential facilities, highlights the practices that are effective in promoting youths’ healthy maturation and identifies those that are not. PbS data is reported every April and October.  PbS trains staff to use the information to change practices and support reforms implementing the adolescent development approach.

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