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.
What Youths, Staff and Families Say about Community-based Programs
This issue brief explores the perceptions of youths, staff and families regarding community-based programs including safety, fairness, staff-youth relations and service/treatment plans.