Cost-Benefit Analysis Shows Investing in Training for Staff Leads to Better Outcomes - and can Save Millions of Dollars

Posted by Jonah Schennum
July 21, 2017

Over the years, Performance-based Standards (PbS) has gathered anecdotal evidence that when facilities are safer, they also cost less to operate. The Indiana Division of Youth Services, for example, cut in half its workers’ compensation/ disability costs from 2008-2014 (from nearly $700,000 to just over $300,000) and attributed the savings to reduced incidents of violence and staff and youth injuries resulting from participation in PbS. Most recently in Montana, the Pine Hills Correctional Facility was recognized as one of six Work Safe Champions for reducing both staff injuries and workers compensation for the past several years and attributed efforts using PbS to change culture, practices and staff perceptions.

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Original Music from Kenneth Rubenstein Juvenile Center

Posted by Jonah Schennum
July 21, 2017

The Performance-based Standards (PbS) State/Agency Coordinators Training and Awards Night in Chicago, Illinois is now only a few months away. Participants are waiting to see the results of PbS’ annual Kids Got Talent Contest.

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Dazzling Dancer from Echo Glen Children's Center

Posted by Jonah Schennum
July 14, 2017

The Performance-based Standards (PbS) State/Agency Coordinators Training and Awards Night in Chicago, Illinois is now only a few months away. Participants are waiting to see the results of PbS’ annual Kids Got Talent Contest.

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Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility Named Finalist for the 2017 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
July 17, 2017

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is pleased to announce Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility (PHYCF) in Miles City, MT as one of the finalists for the 2017 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award in the correction category. The facility was selected as a finalist for their improvement plan to increase safety facility-wide.

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Credible Messenger Mentoring

Posted by Mike Dempsey
July 13, 2017

Dear CJCA members -  I hope that you are all well and have been enjoying the summer.  I wanted to share with you an impressive promising practice being used at the New Beginnings Youth Development Center in DC

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