Thursday 18th of April 2019


Webinar: Sight and Sound Separation and Adult Jail Removal

Talk followed by a Discussion


Thursday 18th of April 2019


Research shows youth confined in adult jails and lockups are more likely to come back into contact with the system and that, while confined, are at pronounced high risks for suffering assault and committing suicide. This webinar will explain how H.R. 6964 extends the jail removal and sight and sound core requirements to keep youth awaiting trial in criminal court out of adult jails and lockups and to ensure sight and sound separation in the limited circumstances where they are held in adult facilities.

An exception continues to exist in the law known as the valid court order (VCO) exception. Since its addition to the JJDPA in the 1980s, the VCO exception has caused thousands of young people to be incarcerated for status offense behaviors. This webinar will address the changes to the Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders (DSO) core protection and the additional requirements for the VCO exception under H.R. 6964


North America


Coalition for Juvenile Justice (Coalition)


Detention, Justice, Juvenile

More information

Coalition for Juvenile Justice 1319 F Street NW, Suite 402 Washington, DC 20004
United States


  • International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO). Belgian Public Utility Foundation

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  • Head Office: Rue Mercelis, nº 50. 1050. Brussels. Belgium

    Phone: 00 32 262 988 90. Fax: 00 32 262 988 99.

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