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.

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PbS Shares Three Reentry Briefs

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
November 07, 2017

The PbS Learning Institute (PbS) is proud to share three new briefs developed as part of the Juvenile Reentry Measurement Standards project launched by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in 2015. The three documents provide a project update, literature review findings and field scan findings to report on the first two tasks of the project.

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PbS Kids Got Talent Winner: Inspired Youth from IYC Chicago Shares His Journey

Posted by Jonah Schennum
October 20, 2017

The Performance-based Standards (PbS) State/Agency Coordinators Training and Awards Night in Chicago, Illinois is next week! Participants have been waiting to see the results of PbS’ annual Kids Got Talent Contest. PbS challenges facilities and youths to share their talents with the country and invites the winner to come perform live at the Awards Night. We received over 90 great performance submissions, and after careful deliberation 14 finalists were chosen. Today, we reveal the winner of the 2017 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest!

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Building Alternatives, States Expand Non-Monetary Restitution and Restorative Justice Approaches

Posted by Darlene Conroy
November 02, 2017

Juvenile justice systems all over the country aim to incorporate accountability into their efforts at youth rehabilitation.  Research shows that court-imposed financial obligations can push a young person deeper into the juvenile justice system,

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PbS Kids Got Talent Group Winner: Youths from Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility Wanna Be Like You

Posted by Jonah Schennum
October 13, 2017

The Performance-based Standards (PbS) State/Agency Coordinators Training and Awards Night in Chicago, Illinois is now less than two weeks away. Participants have been waiting to see the results of PbS’ annual Kids Got Talent Contest. PbS challenges facilities and youths to share their talents with the country and invites the winner to come perform live at the Awards Night. We received over 90 great performance submissions, and after careful deliberation 14 finalists were chosen. Today, we reveal the winner in the Group Category for the 2017 PbS Kids Got Talent Contest!

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