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PbS Announces 2021 Reentry Award for Youths

The Performance-based Standards (PbS) Reentry Award was established in 2016 to support youths as they return to living in the community. Recipients are given a gift card for a nearby department store to purchase household items, linens, clothes for work and other things to ease their reentry transition. Ideally, the gift cards are provided to staff to present to the youths shortly before their release. Seeing the tremendous need for this kind of support in applications for this opportunity and PbS’ other awards for youths, in 2019 we established the PbS Education and Employment Foundation specifically to raise awareness and money to support as many youths involved in juvenile justice systems as possible.

If you are working with a youth in a PbS-participating facility or program who would benefit from up to $500 to pay for some of the important pieces missing from their reentry or case management plan, please consider filling out an application.

Applications will be accepted now through Friday, April 30, 2021.

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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.