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Data Snapshot - Use of Restraints and Staff-Youth Relationships

In the early months of the pandemic, we saw the number of young people in juvenile justice facilities decrease. We also saw other positive changes that may or may not be related to fewer young people in facilities that we want to learn more about: There were fewer uses of restraints in facilities and more youths reported positively about their relationships with the staff.

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Kim Godfrey Lovett

Kim Godfrey Lovett

Kim is the executive director of the PbS Learning Institute. Kim was hired when CJCA incorporated in 1994 and has worked since it's inception to create the PbS system of continuous improvement to help facilities and agencies raise the quality of life and better conditions of confinement in youth facilities nationwide. She earned two master’s degrees: in journalism (Northwestern University) and criminal justice (Northeastern University.) She worked as a newspaper reporter for seven years prior to joining CJCA.

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