In 2016, Virginia Senator Barbara Favola introduced legislation, Virginia S.B. 215, which would have limited the use of solitary confinement for youth. The bill would have limited the use of solitary confinement for youth.
STUDY BY STATE YOUTH COMMISSION
While the legislation did not advance, the Virginia Commission on Youth (VCOY) did undertake a study on the use of isolation because S.B. 215 would have required the Board of Juvenile Justice (BJJ) to create regulations on the use of room segregation in juvenile facilities. The VCOY completed a study and released a Final Report on the use of segregation in youth facilities in December 2016. The Report made two recommendations: