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
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.
Read more and register >
Find more on this topic at NIC Juvenile Justice Resources.
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