PBIS as prevention for high-risk youth in restrictive settings: Where do we go from here?

Sarup Mathur, C. Michael Nelson

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The pace of implementation of PBIS in restrictive settings for juvenile offenders is accelerating. Recommendations for future research include the following: examine effects of PBIS on preventing entry into the school-to-prison pipeline, identify factors that influence PBIS implementation, develop the capacity of restrictive settings to engage in data-based decision making, create models of professional development to facilitate implementation with fidelity, and evaluate the impact on recidivism. Ongoing efforts to reform the systems and practices within these settings must include PBIS. To accomplish these goals, leadership must adopt a long-term vision for PBIS efforts and researchers should contribute to this vision by informing implementation practice and linking practices to outcomes through effective decision-making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-181
Number of pages7
JournalEducation and Treatment of Children
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013



  • Incarcerated juveniles
  • Restrictive settings
  • Secure care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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