PbS Perspective July 2017 Focuses on Families

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
August 02, 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 July 2017.

In this edition, PbS focuses on data related to family engagement practices that research shows are essential to reducing recidivism and ensuring a youth’s success. The brief shares aggregate data from April 2017 on connecting with families, creating valued relationships and involving families in treatment and discharge planning. Featured data includes:

  • Most families reported feeling welcome at facilities;
  • A majority of staff reported they have better results working with youths when families are included;
  • Most youths agreed the programming they attend is helping them to understand what they need to do to succeed when they return home; and
  • Nearly all families who participated in their child’s aftercare or discharge plan reported they understood, agreed with and were able to comply with the plan.

For more PbS data and information on connecting with families, visit the PbS issue briefs resource page.