2017 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award Video Spotlight: Ferris School

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
November 21, 2017

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is proud to announce Ferris School in Wilmington, DE as the 2017 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award winner in the correction category. Ferris School was selected for reducing youth assaults and fights by increasing positive interactions and reinforcements by staff.

Congratulations to the Ferris School team and thank you for your commitment to treating all youths in custody as one of our own.

For more information on their impressive improvements, read the Ferris School finalist blog.

The PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award was established in 2007 to honor Barbara Allen-Hagen and her retirement from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Her dedication to improving the quality of life in facilities for young offenders has helped drive PbS to its current success. The award is given to a correction, detention/assessment and community program who best exemplify PbS’ commitment to treating all youths in custody as one of our own by developing and implementing strategic plans to change practices that results in positive outcomes for youths, staff and families.