PbS Perspective January 2017: Using PbS and Research to Improve Education and Recidivism Outcomes

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
February 03, 2017

Performance-based Standards (PbS) presents the next in a series of publications that offers a snapshot of the conditions of confinement and quality of life in secure facilities. This week, PbS published the PbS Perspective January 2017.

In this edition, PbS connects data with research in areas research shows impact education and recidivism outcomes for youths. Research shows communications with families, treating substance use issues, developing vocational skills and creating safe environments all lead to positive outcomes. Featured data from October 2016 shows similar positive experiences with correction facilities and community residential programs including:

  • A majority of families reported they know who to contact with questions about their child’s well-being;
  • Nearly all families involved in the development of their child’s treatment plan understand and agree with the plan;
  • Most youths whose treatment plans prescribe substance use treatment receive the treatment; and
  • A majority of youths in correction and community facilities do not fear for their safety.

For more on positive youth outcomes visit the PbS issue briefs resource page.