PbS Perspective July 2016 Focuses on Safety and Positive Adolescent Development

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
July 27, 2016

Performance-based Standards (PbS) presents the fourth in a series of publications offering a snapshot of the conditions of confinement and quality of life in secure facilities. Former PbS Perspectives were published in January 2015, July 2015 and January 2016. This week, PbS published the PbS Perspective July 2016.

PbS compiled data from April 2016 to provide a look at some of the areas research shows impact youths’ safety and positive adolescent development. Featured data include:

  • Most youths, staff and family members find the facilities to be safe for youths;
  • The number of times isolation/room confinement was used decreased for the sixth consecutive data collection, but the average duration of each use increased;
  • Almost all youths confined for more than 60 days received the educational or vocational treatment as prescribed by their individual treatment plans; and
  • Most youths reported having an aftercare plan.

For more on safety, positive adolescent development and more, check out the PbS issue briefs resource page.