This guide was written for the parents, family members, and educational surrogate parents. The goal of this guide is to help you become more involved in your child’s education while he or she is living at the juvenile justice facility.
At the International Symposium on Solitary Confinement, researchers and formerly incarcerated people made it clear that isolation causes severe and permanent damage.
This white paper reviews the literature exploring the relationship between family contact and short- and long term outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system, and identifies ways that agencies from police through reentry staff can better engage families in ways that promote both personal contact and active involvement in case assessment, planning, and management
This report focuses on the societal and economic costs of holding mentally ill offenders in jails and prisons, how mentally ill offenders are processed in the criminal justice system, and several promising criminal justice interventions and policies for mentally ill offenders.
Any amount of time spent in solitary confinement increases the risk of death after release from prison, including deaths by suicide, homicide, and opioid overdose.