View On-Demand (Recorded November 13, 2018)
Every year since 2000, suicide has been the leading cause of death in local jails. With suicide so pervasive in detention facilities, it can easily be seen as unpreventable or simply a fact of life in jail.
Suicides are preventable. Many facilities are successful at identifying suicide risk and managing suicidal inmates. These facilities incorporate a comprehensive suicide prevention program including best practices, policies and training to help correctional officers identify inmates who present a risk for suicide and connect them with appropriate mental health services.
This webinar will present proven strategies jail administrators and correctional officers can use to reduce the risk of inmate suicide.