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Data Snapshot: Responding to the Pandemic - What Families Said About Their Experiences

The COVID-19 pandemic forced agencies to stop in-person family visits for several months and early re-opening was limited to visitations through glass and with social distancing. Agencies quickly shifted to uniting young people with their families using digital technologies. This brief discusses the perspectives of family members, how they felt about their child's wellbeing and how they engaged with their children. 

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About the author

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.