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.

Read about the experiences of juvenile administrators in Ohio, Indiana, and Colorado who safely reduced room confinement.

Technical Assistance

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

  • Identify drivers of isolation in facilities
  • Develop targeted solutions
  • Build data capacity
  • Connect you with other facilities and agencies that have successfully reduced room confinement


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


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

  • The Toolkit for Reducing Isolation;
  • Webinars featuring agency administrators who have reduced isolation;
  • Issue Briefs by CJCA.

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.