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OJJDP/NC4YC Webinar: The Impact of Isolation Practices in Confinement Facilities
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From the NC4YC Website:

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in collaboration with the The National Center for Youth in Custody (NC4YC) invites you to a two-part webinar exploring the impact of solitary confinement on youth and efforts to strictly limit isolation in confinement settings: "The Impact of Isolation Practices in Confinement Facilities".

Date & Time:
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET

Webinar Description:
According to some estimates, more than 200,000 youth under age 18 are held in juvenile residential placement facilities, adult jails and adult prisons across the United States.  Many of these facilities employ a range of isolation practices to manage children in their custody.  There is a growing body of evidence that isolation is harmful and traumatic for youth and counterproductive in managing behavior, providing services and treatment, and rehabilitating young people.  This webinar will explore the impact of these practices, discuss the challenges facility administrators face in addressing the issue, and highlight opportunities for reform.  Panelists include advocates, experts, and administrators who have personal and professional experience with the isolation of youth in confinement facilities.


  • Ian Kysel, Esq., Aryeh Neier Fellow at Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union, and author of "Growing Up Locked Down: Youth in Solitary Confinement in Jails and Prisons across the United States"
  • Dr. Louis Kraus, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Section Chief, Woman's Board, Rush University Medical Center
  • Frankie Guzman, Esq., Soros Justice Fellow, National Center for Youth Law
  • Dr. Mary Livers, Deputy Secretary of the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice
  • Adult Facility Administrator TBD

Read more and register >

Find more on this topic at NIC Juvenile Justice Resources.


Posted Tue, Mar 19 2013 1:03 PM by S. Cairns


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