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.
COUNCIL OF JUVENILE JUSTICE ADMINISTRATORS
- The Toolkit for Reducing Isolation;
- Webinars on reducing room confinement
- Issue Briefs by CJCA.
PERFORMANCE-BASED STANDARDS (PbS)
Performance-based Standards is a program developed by CJJA for the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This national program helps agencies and facilities identify, monitor and improve conditions and treatment services provided to incarcerated youths using national standards and outcome measures. Click here to see materials created by PbS on reducing isolation.
CORE STRATEGIES TO REDUCE ROOM CONFINEMENT
Many state and county facilities have reduced or eliminated room confinement.
- Read more about core strategies used by successful facilities.
- Read more about how specific jurisdictions have reduced room confinement
To find out more or ask for technical assistance, contact us. We can help:
- Conduct a Room Confinement Assessment Tool (RCAT);
- Identify drivers of room confinement;
- Develop targeted solutions;
- Analyze data;
- Build data capacity;
- Connect you with leaders from other facilities that have reduced room confinement
NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR 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.