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Additional Funds Available for the 2020 PbS Reentry Award

Thanks to the generosity of donors and the success of our virtual fundraiser “Creating Real Second Chances,” Performance-based Standards (PbS) is pleased to announce the availability of additional funds to helps youths return to their homes and communities.

The application for a second round of the 2020 PbS Reentry Award has opened. First developed in 2016 in honor of national Reentry Week, PbS annually offers Reentry Awards to help ease and support youths' transition from secure placement to the community. (More information about the PbS Education and Employment Foundation’s reentry assistance work can be found here). Earlier this year, PbS awarded $5,000 to assist 10 youths leaving PbS facilities and we are not done yet.

If you are working with a youth in a PbS-participating facility released to the community in November or December who would benefit from some assistance (up to $250), please consider filling out an application.

Applications will be accepted from now through Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 for youths leaving PbS-participating facilities between Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020.

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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.