PBIS at DJJ: Terrific Tuesday at the Claxton RYDC
The Claxton Regional Youth Detention Center (Claxton RYDC) continues to lead the pack for special activities for eligible youth enrolled in the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) program. The facility's most recent event, Terrific Tuesday, rewarded youths who were incident-free and who had no cool-off periods, special incident reports or redirections for a significant period of time. Snacks were provided and movies shown as a reward for the good behavior.
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.