Suicide Prevention in Juvenile Correctional Facilities

SPRC and CJCA have developed a two-part webinar series titled Suicide Prevention in Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities, in partnership with Lindsay Hayes, Project Director, National Center on Institutions and Alternatives. These webinars are for administrators and staff who are responsible for creating and/or implementing suicide prevention policies within juvenile detention facilities, including:

    State juvenile correctional administrators
    Facility directors
    Mental health directors
    Training directors

Both the in-person course and the webinar series describe the demographic and facility characteristics of juvenile suicide and teach the eight critical components of a sound suicide prevention policy:

    Staff training
    Intake screening and ongoing assessment
    Levels of supervision
    Mortality review