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.
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.