APA RESOLUTION Opposing Involuntary Individual Isolation of Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings

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In February 2024, the American Psychological Association released a resolution detailing evidence-based recommendations to limit and eventually eliminate the use of solitary confinement on youth. Key recommendations include prohibiting solitary confinement except under exigent circumstances, the duration of which generally should not exceed four hours, and prioritizing evidence-based strategies that promote positive youth development in…

U.S. Statement of Interest, Alex A. v. Gov. John Bel Edwards

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No. 3:22-cv-00573 (M.D. La. 2023). The U.S. Department of Justice filed a statement of interest in a civil lawsuit addressing the constitutional rights of youth who had been adjudicated delinquent and transferred to the Louisiana State Penitentiary‚Äôs former death row building, known as Angola. In their statement, the United States asserted that youth are particularly…