2014 PbS State Coordinators Training

Posted by Kyrei Miller
December 06, 2013

The Performance-based Standards (PbS) State Coordinators Training is an annual training that convenes state agency leaders in PbS from across the country. At the training, state coordinators learn ways to utilize PbS to help face some of the most pressing and relevant issues in their jurisdictions as well as in the juvenile justice field.

The 2014 State Coordinator’s Training will be held Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 2014 in Tampa, FL at the Tampa Marriott Westshore Hotel. This year’s training centers around the theme of “Helping Kids Succeed” with the goal to help state coordinators rise up to today’s challenges and build resource networks within the PbS community.  Topics that will be covered at the training include family engagement, trauma and gender responsive programming and a holistic approach to zero tolerance and compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act.  Speakers include Ryan Shanahan, Senior Program Associate of the Vera Institute of Justice, Family Justice Program, who will present on family engagement and Lawanda Ravoira, CEO of the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, who will present on “Family Centered Services through a Trauma and Gender Lens”.

PbS is very eager and excited for this year’s training in Florida! We will have a combination of presentations, group work and learning opportunities that will engage state coordinators and allow them to return back to their jurisdictions well-equipped and informed.