Resources for Facility and Agency Leaders

The announcement of the Stop Solitary for Kids initiative at the National Press Club in Washington, DC April 19, 2016.Facility directors, agency administrators, and staff play a crucial role in reducing room confinement. Several jurisdictions across the country have reduced room confinement without compromising safety. In fact, violence usually decreased.


COUNCIL OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL ADMINISTRATORS & PbS 

Click here to see materials created by the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) on reducing isolation. Resources include:

  • The Toolkit for Reducing Isolation;
  • Webinars on reducing room confinement
  • Issue Briefs by CJCA.

CORE STRATEGIES TO REDUCE ROOM CONFINEMENT

Many state and county facilities have reduced or eliminated room confinement.


TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

To find out more or ask for technical assistance, contact us. We can help:

  • Conduct a Room Confinement Assessment Tool (RCAT);
  • Identify drivers of room confinement;
  • Develop targeted solutions;
  • Analyze data;
  • Build data capacity;
  • Connect you with leaders from other facilities that have reduced room confinement

 

 

NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR JUVENILE SERVICES

Click here to read portions of the practice guide from the National Partnership of Juvenile Services Desktop Guide on working with youth in confinement. Chapter 14 focuses on behavior management systems and tools to address challenging youth behavior without isolation.


VERA INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE

Vera Released Rethinking Restrictive Housing: Lessons from Five U.S. Jail and Prison Systems Report in May 2018. The report documents Vera’s work with five adult correctional agencies to reduce solitary confinement: Nebraska; Oregon; North Carolina; New York City; and Middlesex County, New Jersey.