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Performance-based Standards Show Improvements in Juvenile Facilities  

Author:  Edward J.  Loughran.; Kim  Godfrey.

Source: Volume 03, Number 05, July/August 2002 , pp.75-77(3)

Correctional Health Care Report

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In October 2001, 96 individual youth correction and detention facilities from 23 states were implementing the Performancebased Standards (PbS) system of continuous improvement, a tool that identifies goals, standards and outcome measures to monitor conditions of confinement and services to incarcerated juveniles. PbS began in 1995 when the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) awarded a grant to the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) to develop and implement a set of national goals and standards for facilities as well as outcome measures to monitor progress made toward meeting the goals. Comparing the 2001 results to the first information collected in 1998 shows marked improvements in many of thenearly 100 outcome measures, especially in the areas of health, mental health and substance abuse services.

Keywords: Intensive Aftercare Program, Outcome Measures, Expected Practices, Processes, web portal

Affiliations:  1: Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators; 2: Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators.

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