Nine Finalists Selected for the 2017 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Awards Overcame Seemingly Insurmountable Challenges

Posted by Kim Godfrey
June 16, 2017

Challenges facing staff and leaders working in juvenile justice facilities can seem daunting: getting kids to stop fighting, convincing staff to use alternatives to room confinement or restraints when kids act out, making staff and kids feel safe and increasing contacts between youths with families. Like standing at the bottom of a tall mountain ready to hike to the summit but not being to see the top because it’s in the clouds. Too far away, too complicated to find, too difficult to reach.

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60 Day Notice of Upcoming NSYC for PREA

Posted by Mike Dempsey
June 07, 2017

Here is the link to the 60 day notice of the upcoming National Survey of Youth In Custody (NSYC) for your reference.

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PbS Announces Semi-Finalists for the 2017 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award

Posted by Kim Godfrey
May 18, 2017

This year’s applications for the 2017 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award were truly the most difficult to judge to date.

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14 Performances Advance to Finalist Round in 2017 Talent Contest

Posted by Kim Godfrey
May 22, 2017

Congratulations to the 14 finalists of the 2017 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest and thank you to the numerous facility staff and agency leaders who supported all of the contestants. Giving youths opportunities to shine, be recognized for doing something positive and feel good about themselves is one of the key tenets of the research-based developmental approach now reforming juvenile justice systems across the country. It’s not always the easiest or most intuitive thing to do, in facilities or families, as parenting my own three adolescents/young adult children has shown me.

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