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Understanding What Makes Justice-Involved Youths Prepared and Ready for Reentry

In Performance-based Standards’ (PbS) latest brief, Understanding What Makes Justice-Involved Youths Prepared and Ready for Reentry, Executive Director Kim Godfrey describes the significance of collecting perception data from youths about their preparedness for reentry in addition to existing administrative data about services offered.

The brief also describes the recently launched PbS Youth Reentry Survey that will help agencies collect this information from youths leaving facilities and being released from post-placement supervision. Survey participation will give agencies two points in time to see how ready youths are for reentry and the different services and skills developed while in placement and on supervision. Read the brief for preliminary survey findings and analysis.

Understanding What Makes Justice-Involved Youths Prepared and Ready for Reentry

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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.

PbS has been a partner in assisting this facility to become a dynamic work environment that is not satisfied with maintaining the status quo.