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Performance-based Standards for Youth Correction and Detention Facilities

Award Information

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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.


Date Created: September 20, 2005