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What Youths Say Matters

Research has shown that when youths have a generally positive experience in a facility, they are more likely to return to the community and not return to crime. This reports shows the information and outcomes PbS provides about youths' experiences in facilities and the practices and perceptions that can be addressed to improve youths' experiences and impact recidivism.

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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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