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Webinar: Reducing Isolation in Youth Facilities

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Webinar: Reducing Isolation in Youth Facilities

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

In recent years the juvenile justice field has increasingly recognized the dangers and costs of using isolation in juvenile correctional and detention facilities.  Across the country, administrators and facility staff seek ways to limit the practice and implement additional strategies to manage resident behavior.  In response to this call for assistance, in April 2015 the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators released an important new resource, the “CJCA Toolkit: Reducing the Use of Isolation.”  Based in research, best practices and lessons learned, the Toolkit sets forth a series of action steps juvenile facilities can take to address the issue.  This webinar will explore in detail the strategies listed in the Toolkit and offer participants an opportunity to hear from field leaders who have successfully led system reforms and limited the practice in youth facilities.


  • Clint McClellan, Assistant Director of Facility Services, Oregon Youth Authority,
  • Peter Forbes, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services,
  • Natalie Walker, Assistant Director for Indiana Division of Youth Services and
  • Marc Kniola, Facility Program Director, Indiana Division of Youth Services

Webinar Objectives:

  • Increase knowledge about the impact isolation has on youth facility residents
  • Highlight key steps to reducing or eliminating isolation
  • Present real-life examples of how agencies and facilities have reduced isolation

Click here for additional details and to register for this webinar.