Restraint chair use
|akdocfmf 3 posts||
The Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) does not use the restraint chair for juveniles. 1) Staff would like to have a restraint chair, but the potential for abusing it is obvious. 2) When a juvenile is placed in a restraint chair, staff have a tendency to be less observant. 3) Staff are trained in a Behavioral Management Program known as Handle With Care (HWC) that trains them in verbal and physical aspects of Behavioral Control.
In Alaska, our larger Institutions the Juvenile Justice Officers (JJO, aka; Juvenile Correction Officers) use HWC, in the smaller facilities the JJO’s use Gymberfield (Control Tactics) which is used statewide by Probation Officers. The Small facilities use it to save training cost and have the small number of staff trained in the same technique.
In 2005 at the largest facility in Alaska the physical restrains facility wide were averaging more than about 25 a week. In 2015, its about 50 a year and continuing to shrink. Along with the decrease in restraints, there has been a decrease in staff injury during a restraint as well.
To check out the program we use in Alaska go to “”http://www.handlewithcare.com"">www.handlewithcare.com".
|JuvcorrecSco 3 posts||
Can anyone provide me with some contacts regarding the use of restraint chairs and other control tools in facilities that are JDAI compliant and or going through the process. Looking to find out information as to what items that these facilities may have at their disposal to still utilize.
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