PBIS at DJJ: Claxton RYDC Pizza Pop Up
On December 7th, Claxton Regional Youth Detention Center (Claxton RYDC) youth enrolled in the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) program were able to participate in a Pizza Pop Up Chat and Chew with facility director April DeShields. A special thanks goes out to Charlie Bruce of the Vidalia Little Caesar's Restaurant (https://www.facebook.com/Little-Caesars-Pizza-249987428777151/) who provided the pizza for the event and is a community stakeholder at the Claxton RYDC.
PBIS is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety and support improved academic outcomes. More than 23,000 U.S. schools are implementing PBIS and saving countless instructional hours otherwise lost to discipline. The premise of PBIS is that continual teaching, combined with acknowledgement or feedback of positive student over the counter behavior, will reduce unnecessary discipline and promote a climate of greater productivity, safety and learning. PBIS schools apply a multi-tiered approach to prevention, using disciplinary data and principles of behavior analysis to develop school-wide, targeted and individualized interventions and supports to improve the school climate for all students.