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.
Wonderful Words from Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility
2019 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest Finalist Spotlight: Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility
We are thrilled to present H. R. from Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility who delivered an incredibly thoughtful and intelligently spoken performance woven with Greek mythology.
Thank you for sharing your talent, H. R., and congratulations on becoming a finalist!
View the video here.
The annual PbS Kids Got Talent Contest invites all youths in PbS facilities and programs across the country to submit their talents for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to perform in front of a live audience at the annual CJCA and PbS Awards Night. This year, Performance-based Standards (PbS) received 62 submissions from over 85 poets, artists, musicians and more. The competition was extremely tough – after careful review and deliberation, 12 finalist performances from 9 PbS facilities were selected and shared with the Kids Got Talent Contest Judge Panel.
Each of the 12 performances will be featured in their facility’s 2019 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest Finalist Spotlight blog over the coming weeks as our judges determine a solo winner and a group winner. The winners will be selected based on creativity, stage presence and talent.