OJJDP Joins Movement to End Solitary for Kids
The Office of Juvenile Justice is committed to working with states and local jurisdictions to develop policies that limit the use of solitary confinement for youth. Administrator Listenbee spoke at the Stop Solitary for Kids launch event in April 2016 and drafted a blog post on ending solitary confinement. On June 24, 2016, OJJDP hosted the meeting, “Eliminating the Use of Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Justice Facilities: A Multisystemic Approach.” The meeting brought together stakeholders to better understand the use of solitary confinement at the state and local levels, address challenges, and highlight best practices in reducing the use of solitary confinement. Attendee feedback will be used to develop next steps for addressing solitary confinement and to identify how OJJDP can support state and local systems in reforming their own practices.