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Connecting Juvenile Justice Professionals

Growing Community

Join a national network of professionals sharing information, tools and approaches to provide the highest quality of life and services.

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Attendees from the 2018 PbS Agency Coordinators Training

Connecting Juvenile Justice Professionals

Nationwide Networking

Each year, PbS strives to provide quality training and technical assistance to participating agencies, in order to build agencies’ internal capacity to use PbS’ continuous improvement model.

Continuous Improvement Standards For

Juvenile Justice Programs

PbS provides training, technical assistance and expert coaching to educate, support and guide many different types youth serving programs to use its data-driven improvement model.

Juvenile Correction

Juvenile Correction

A correctional facility is a training school, treatment, and/or residential institution/program for juvenile offenders committed by the court to the care and custody of an agency for a determinate period.

Juvenile Detention Centers

Detention Centers

Juvenile detention facilities are a temporary and safe custody for juveniles who are accused of conduct subject to the agency of the court who require a restricted environment for their own or the community’s protection while pending legal action.

Juvenile Assessment Facilities


Juvenile assessment facilities serve both pre- and post-adjudicated youths and conduct diagnostic and assessment tests in order to determine the most appropriate placement, services, and/or treatment program(s) to best meet the juvenile offender’s needs.

Community Residential Programs


For residential facilities or programs that keep youths participating in the community such as group homes, ranch/wilderness camps and shelters.

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PbS uniquely offers participants outcome measures aligned with research and best practices to manage facility and program operations, programs and services in a timely manner so leaders and staff can continuously monitor conditions of confinement and quality of life.