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PbS Announces 2020 Youth Art Contest Winner

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 PbS Youth Art Contest. In honor of PbS’ 25th anniversary, youths were asked to share their thoughts on success with art and a short companion essay and the winner was selected based on how well the piece reflected the theme of success. PbS received 48 entries from 44 artists across the country.

Please join us in congratulating our winning artist from North Dakota Youth Correctional Center for an inspirational and star-studded display of what success looks like to them.


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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.