Ending Solitary for Juveniles: A Goal Grows Closer

Posted by Mike Dempsey
August 02, 2017

Ending Solitary for Juveniles: A Goal Grows Closer
Recent rulings in a half-dozen states signal new momentum.
By ELI HAGER

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Finalist from Geneva Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center Slams an Original Poem

Posted by Jonah Schennum
July 28, 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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Cost-Benefit Analysis Shows Investing in Training for Staff Leads to Better Outcomes - and can Save Millions of Dollars

Posted by Jonah Schennum
July 21, 2017

Over the years, Performance-based Standards (PbS) has gathered anecdotal evidence that when facilities are safer, they also cost less to operate. The Indiana Division of Youth Services, for example, cut in half its workers’ compensation/ disability costs from 2008-2014 (from nearly $700,000 to just over $300,000) and attributed the savings to reduced incidents of violence and staff and youth injuries resulting from participation in PbS. Most recently in Montana, the Pine Hills Correctional Facility was recognized as one of six Work Safe Champions for reducing both staff injuries and workers compensation for the past several years and attributed efforts using PbS to change culture, practices and staff perceptions.

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Southwest Utah Youth Center-Long Term Named Finalist for the 2017 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award

Posted by Patricia Rafferty
July 24, 2017

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is pleased to announce Southwest Utah Youth Center-Long Term (SUYC) in Cedar City, UT as one of the finalists for the 2017 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award in the correction category. The facility was selected as a finalist for their improvement plan to increase family engagement.

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Original Music from Kenneth Rubenstein Juvenile Center

Posted by Jonah Schennum
July 21, 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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