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.
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CORE STRATEGIES TO REDUCE ROOM CONFINEMENT
Many state and county facilities have reduced or eliminated room confinement.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR FACILITIES, ADMINISTRATORS & STAFF
Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators Materials. Click here to see materials created by CJCA on reducing isolation. Resources include:
National Partnership of 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.