PbS Announces 2017 Youth and Staff Scholarship Award Winners

Posted by Darlene Conroy
September 12, 2017

The Performance-based Standards Learning Institute (PbS) is pleased to announce four outstanding applicants have been selected to receive the 2017 PbS Scholarship Awards.

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Nampa Observation and Assessment Center Named Finalist for the 2017 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
September 11, 2017

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is pleased to announce Nampa Observation and Assessment Center (O&A) as one of the finalists for the 2017 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award in the detention and assessment category. The facility was selected as a finalist for addressing use of restraints and room confinement.

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Finalists from Illinois Youth Center – Pere Marquette Take the Stage

Posted by Jonah Schennum
September 01, 2017

The Performance-based Standards (PbS) State/Agency Coordinators Training and Awards Night in Chicago, Illinois is now only a few months away. Participants are waiting to see the results of PbS’ annual Kids Got Talent Contest.

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Tribute to Grandma from Kearney Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center

Posted by Jonah Schennum
September 08, 2017

The Performance-based Standards (PbS) State/Agency Coordinators Training and Awards Night in Chicago, Illinois is now only a few months away. Participants are 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 80 great performance submissions, and after careful deliberation 14 finalists were chosen.

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Kansas Finds New Opportunities in Juvenile Justice Reform

Posted by Mike Dempsey
September 01, 2017

 In 2016, Kansas passed legislation designed to comprehensively improve its juvenile justice system. Among the most dramatic shifts, the legislation narrowed the use of out-of-home placements and required all savings from bed reduction to be redirected toward evidence-based programs that reduce recidivism, promote accountability,

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