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Congratulations to the 2020 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Finalists

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is very proud to announce the finalists for the 2020 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award that recognizes facilities that best exemplify PbS’ commitment to treating all youths as one of our own. We were pleased to receive applications from 11 sites – all using PbS’ data-driven improvement model to develop and implement strategic plans that changed their practices and services.

The six finalists all addressed and overcame obstacles, providing examples for all of us as we navigate a year that has presented significant health and safety challenges.

The 2020 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award Finalists are:

Correction Category:

  • Juvenile Corrections Center- St. Anthony, St. Anthony, ID: Regional Quality Improvement Specialist Katie Withers, Quality Improvement Services Director Jessica Moncada and Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections Director Monty Prow
  • McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage, AK: Juvenile Justice Superintendent I Kira Bishop, Social Services Program Coordinator Melissa Glorioso and State of Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice Division Director Tracy Dompeling
  • Robert F. Kennedy School, Middleton, MA: Program Director Emily Daniels, Director of Residential Operations Nancy Carter and Massachusetts Department of Youth Services Commissioner Peter Forbes

Detention and Assessment Category:

  • Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center, Covington, LA: Training Coordinator Courtney Casnave and Florida Parishes Juvenile Justice District Executive Director Joey Dominick
  • Mat-Su Youth Detention Facility, Palmer, AK: Superintendent Theron Powell, Social Services Program Coordinator Melissa Glorioso and State of Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice Division Director Tracy Dompeling
  • Maricopa County Juvenile Detention Center- Durango, Phoenix, AZ: Operations Manager Bryan LaBrake, Deputy Chief of Detention Services Bureau Michaella Heslin and Maricopa County Juvenile Chief of Probation Eric Meaux

Be sure to check back frequently for spotlight blogs about the finalists' specific efforts to treat every youth as one of their own.

The PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award was established in 2007 to honor Barbara Allen-Hagen and her retirement from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Her dedication to improving the quality of life in facilities for young offenders has helped drive PbS to its current success. The award is given to a correction, detention/assessment and community program who best exemplify PbS’ commitment to treating all youths as one of our own by developing and implementing strategic plans to change practices that results in positive outcomes for youths, staff and families.

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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.