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Performance-based Standards for Youth Correction and Detention Facilities

Award Information

Award #
2005-JF-FX-K074
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2005
Total funding (to date)
$3,035,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $1,535,000)

This award will provide funding to the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) for the Performance-based Standards for Youth Correction and Detention Facilities program (PbS). PbS is a tool to improve the conditions of confinement in juvenile facilities and increase youths' chances for success when they return to the community. A 2004 recipient of the Innovations in American Government Award, PbS currently is being implemented in 152 facilities in 30 states and the District of Columbia, affecting the quality of life for about 13,000 youths. With this new grant award, the project will: (1) Strengthen implementation of PbS at facilities through cutting-edge technology, training and staff support; (2) Complete and pilot test PbS performance profiles, a report on each facility's efforts to implement PbS that will contribute to the development of the PbS Levels certification; (3) Build the PbS Learning Institute, and (4) Conduct research on PbS assumptions, build tools and disseminate findings.

CA/NCF

The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) will focus PbS work in 2006 -2007 on accomplishing four goals:
1. Deepening implementation at facilities through cutting-edge technology, training and staff support;
2. Completing the PbS Levels of Improvement certification, a four-step implementation and recognition program to guide facilities through beginning PbS to comprehensive integration of continuous improvement of safety, services and operations at facilities;
3. Building the PbS Learning Institute to manage expansion and establish an income-generating venture to end reliance on federal funding by 2010; and
4. Research substantiating PbS assumptions, building tools and disseminating findings.

CA/NCF

Date Created: September 20, 2005