Facility Administrators

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 often decreased. Read about the experiences of juvenile administrators in Ohio, Indiana, and Colorado who changed their perspectives on room confinement.

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

CORE STRATEGIES TO REDUCE ROOM CONFINEMENT

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

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES CREATED FOR FACILITIES, ADMINISTRATORS AND STAFF

  • Click here to see materials created by the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators. Resources include a Toolkit for Reducing Isolation, issue briefs by CJCA, and webinars featuring agency administrators who have reduced isolation.
  • 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.