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PERFORMANCE-BASED STANDARDS FOR JUVENILE DETENTION AND CORRECTION FACILITIES

Award Information

Award #
1998-JB-VX-K003
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
1998
Total funding (to date)
$7,674,635
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 1998, $1,250,000)

Since 1995, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has supported the design, development and refinement of the Performance-based Standards (PbS) Program. Under a cooperative agreement with OJJDP, the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) has developed a set of national performance standards and outcomes that measure critical indicators of facility conditions such as injuries, use of isolation and restraints, suicidal behavior and mental health screening. PbS provides facilities with 30 standards and 106 outcomes measuring educational achievement, mental health services and reintegration planning. In October 2002, 131 juvenile correction and detention facilities participated in the Performance-based Standards (PbS) project, measuring and improving the conditions of confinement affecting an estimated 11, 475 youths.

In 2003 CJCA proposes to complete the development of PbS and launch a self-sustaining improvement model by: implementing a data quality certification process to assess compliance with PbS data reporting and definition requirements; finalize the PbS web portal; and establish the PbS Learning Institute. The Learning Institute will develop the PbS Levels System to certify and recognize sites' level of implementation, conduct annual reviews of PbS, build on PbS experience to provide training and technical assistance, and ensure that PbS can continue beyond federal funding. In addition,CJCA will develop standards for community programs for a standards continuum for juvenile justice facilities.

CA/NCF

Since 1995, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has supported the design, development and refinement of the Performance-based Standards (PbS) Program. Under a cooperative agreement with OJJDP, the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) has developed a set of national performance standards and outcomes that measure critical indicators of facility conditions such as injuries, use of isolation and restraints, suicidal behavior and mental health screening. PbS provides facilities with 30 standards and 106 outcomes measures addressing educational achievement, mental health services, reintegration planning, etc. In April, 2004, 126 juvenile correction and detention facilities participated in the (PbS) program, measuring and improving the conditions of confinement affecting an estimated 11,000 youths. PbS was recently recognized by the Harvard University Ash Institute with the 2004 Innovations in American Government award.

During this funding period, two additional PbS cycles (October 2004 and April 2005) will be completed with modifications to the web portal, as needed. Up to 10 new sites, which have been on the waiting list to participate in PbS, will be begin the PbS candidacy stage during which orientation, training and data collection preparation and testing occur.

In 2004 CJCA will also continue refining key components of the PbS model. The project team will finalize the criteria and protocols for level-one, Data Quality Certification, which addresses compliance with PbS data requirements; carry out the certification process; and, recognize those facilities that have advanced. Based on guidance from the research team, practitioners, and legal advocates, CJCA will establish the requirements for level-two, Critical Measures Improvement, which addresses improving key areas of safety and security for youth. The PbS Project Management System, which tracks both administrative aspects of PbS program management and performance indicators from the field, will become fully operational. CJCA will begin marketing PbS to other key juvenile justice organizations interested in improving conditions of confinement to ensure that PbS continues beyond federal funding. CJCA will also pilot test standards for community programs in three jurisdictions. CA/NCF

Since 1995, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has supported the design, development and refinement of the Performance-based Standards (PbS) Program. Under a cooperative agreement with OJJDP, the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) has developed a set of national performance standards and outcomes that measure critical indicators of facility conditions such as injuries, use of isolation and restraints, suicidal behavior and mental health screening. PbS provides facilities with 30 standards and 106 outcomes measures addressing educational achievement, mental health services, reintegration planning, etc. In April, 2004, 126 juvenile correction and detention facilities participated in the (PbS) program, measuring and improving the conditions of confinement affecting an estimated 11,000 youths. PbS was recently recognized by the Harvard University Ash Institute with the 2004 Innovations in American Government award.

During this funding period, two additional PbS cycles (October 2004 and April 2005) will be completed with modifications to the web portal, as needed. Up to 10 new sites, which have been on the waiting list to participate in PbS, will be begin the PbS candidacy stage during which orientation, training and data collection preparation and testing occur.

In 2004 CJCA will also continue refining key components of the PbS model. The project team will finalize the criteria and protocols for level-one, Data Quality Certification, which addresses compliance with PbS data requirements; carry out the certification process; and, recognize those facilities that have advanced. Based on guidance from the research team, practitioners, and legal advocates, CJCA will establish the requirements for level-two, Critical Measures Improvement, which addresses improving key areas of safety and security for youth. The PbS Project Management System, which tracks both administrative aspects of PbS program management and performance indicators from the field, will become fully operational. CJCA will begin marketing PbS to other key juvenile justice organizations interested in improving conditions of confinement to ensure that PbS continues beyond federal funding. CJCA will also pilot test standards for community programs in three jurisdictions. CA/NCF

Since 1995, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has supported the design, development and refinement of the Performance-based Standards (PbS) Program. Under a cooperative agreement with OJJDP, the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) has developed a set of national performance standards and outcomes that measure critical indicators of facility conditions such as injuries, use of isolation and restraints, suicidal behavior and mental health screening. PbS provides facilities with 30 standards and 106 outcomes measures addressing educational achievement, mental health services, reintegration planning, etc. In April, 2004, 126 juvenile correction and detention facilities participated in the (PbS) program, measuring and improving the conditions of confinement affecting an estimated 11,000 youths. PbS was recently recognized by the Harvard University Ash Institute with the 2004 Innovations in American Government award.

During this funding period, two additional PbS cycles (October 2004 and April 2005) will be completed with modifications to the web portal, as needed. Up to 10 new sites, which have been on the waiting list to participate in PbS, will be begin the PbS candidacy stage during which orientation, training and data collection preparation and testing occur.

In 2004 CJCA will also continue refining key components of the PbS model. The project team will finalize the criteria and protocols for level-one, Data Quality Certification, which addresses compliance with PbS data requirements; carry out the certification process; and, recognize those facilities that have advanced. Based on guidance from the research team, practitioners, and legal advocates, CJCA will establish the requirements for level-two, Critical Measures Improvement, which addresses improving key areas of safety and security for youth. The PbS Project Management System, which tracks both administrative aspects of PbS program management and performance indicators from the field, will become fully operational. CJCA will begin marketing PbS to other key juvenile justice organizations interested in improving conditions of confinement to ensure that PbS continues beyond federal funding. CJCA will also pilot test standards for community programs in three jurisdictions. CA/NCF

Since 1995, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has supported the design, development and refinement of the Performance-based Standards (PbS) Program. Under a cooperative agreement with OJJDP, the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) has developed a set of national performance standards and outcomes that measure critical indicators of facility conditions such as injuries, use of isolation and restraints, suicidal behavior and mental health screening. PbS provides facilities with 30 standards and 106 outcomes measuring educational achievement, mental health services and reintegration planning. In October 2002, 131 juvenile correction and detention facilities participated in the Performance-based Standards (PbS) project, measuring and improving the conditions of confinement affecting an estimated 11, 475 youths.

In 2003 CJCA proposes to complete the development of PbS and launch a self-sustaining improvement model by: implementing a data quality certification process to assess compliance with PbS data reporting and definition requirements; finalize the PbS web portal; and establish the PbS Learning Institute. The Learning Institute will develop the PbS Levels System to certify and recognize sites' level of implementation, conduct annual reviews of PbS, build on PbS experience to provide training and technical assistance, and ensure that PbS can continue beyond federal funding. In addition,CJCA will develop standards for community programs for a standards continuum for juvenile justice facilities.

CA/NCF

Since 1995, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has supported the design, development and refinement of the Performance-based Standards (PbS) Program. Under a cooperative agreement with OJJDP, the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) has developed a set of national performance standards and outcomes that measure critical indicators of facility conditions such as injuries, use of isolation and restraints, suicidal behavior and mental health screening. PbS provides facilities with 30 standards and 106 outcomes measures addressing educational achievement, mental health services, reintegration planning, etc. In April, 2004, 126 juvenile correction and detention facilities participated in the (PbS) program, measuring and improving the conditions of confinement affecting an estimated 11,000 youths. PbS was recently recognized by the Harvard University Ash Institute with the 2004 Innovations in American Government award.

During this funding period, two additional PbS cycles (October 2004 and April 2005) will be completed with modifications to the web portal, as needed. Up to 10 new sites, which have been on the waiting list to participate in PbS, will be begin the PbS candidacy stage during which orientation, training and data collection preparation and testing occur.

In 2004 CJCA will also continue refining key components of the PbS model. The project team will finalize the criteria and protocols for level-one, Data Quality Certification, which addresses compliance with PbS data requirements; carry out the certification process; and, recognize those facilities that have advanced. Based on guidance from the research team, practitioners, and legal advocates, CJCA will establish the requirements for level-two, Critical Measures Improvement, which addresses improving key areas of safety and security for youth. The PbS Project Management System, which tracks both administrative aspects of PbS program management and performance indicators from the field, will become fully operational. CJCA will begin marketing PbS to other key juvenile justice organizations interested in improving conditions of confinement to ensure that PbS continues beyond federal funding. CJCA will also pilot test standards for community programs in three jurisdictions. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 1998