The justice system includes multiple settings, such as law enforcement, detention, court system, jail, prison, probation, and parole. People who work in the justice system can play an important role in suicide prevention by recognizing and responding effectively to suicide risk among the people they serve. Strategies to consider include providing suicide prevention training to personnel, and establishing protocols for physical safety in all facilities and for responding to suicidal crises.
- See the Recommended Resources below selected by SPRC personnel.
- To learn more about safe and effective care for suicide risk, visit the Zero Suicide website.
- See All Resources Related to Justice System (below) for a full list of materials, programs, trainings, and other information available from SPRC. Use the filters on the left to narrow your results.
- For more on other settings and groups, see our Settings and Populations pages.
The role of adult correctional officers in preventing suicide
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Suicide prevention resources for adult corrections
This sheet lists written materials, trainings, organizations, and websites that contain information on suicide preventio...
Juvenile justice suicide prevention resources
The Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System Task Force, established in June 2011, completed its work in 2013 b...
Preventing Suicide in Prisons
A review of the research found that prison suicides can be prevented with comprehensive programs that focus on the speci...
Shield of Care: A System-Focused Approach to Protecting Juvenile Justice Youth from Suicide
Developed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) and partners, Shield ...