DJJ PBIS Summer Fun: Aaron Cohn RYDC Hosts Basketball Tournament

June 7, 2018

Story information and photos provided by Facility Director Mario Mitchell

Recently, as part of the facility’s summer vacation activities, Aaron Cohn Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) hosted a basketball tournament between the youth and staff. Due to the large number of sign-ups, the youth had to be divided into three teams. The tournament was a close one. However, in the end the staff claimed the victory.

A good time was had by all. At the end of the tournament, all teams shook hands with one another. The youths enjoyed a full day of recreation before the summer school session started back up. The youths look forward to more summer activities and games in the future.

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.

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