Most jails have suicide prevention programs in place. Yet, inmates keep dying and suicide remains the leading cause of death in jail facilities. Part 2 of this series will cover key issues rarely talked about in relation to preventing inmates from killing themselves. These issues are essential to preventing in-custody suicide deaths and reducing the liability associated with them. The presenter is a jail suicide expert who is regularly involved with lawsuits related to suicide deaths in corrections. Audience participation and lessons learned from suicide litigation will be highlighted. Attending Part 1 of this series is recommended, but not required.
This is part of a two-part series:
- Feb 2: Presenting Jail Suicide: Adjusting Current Strategies to Save Lives
- March 25: Preventing Jail Suicide: Issues We Don’t Talk About, But Should (this webinar)
The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is one of the largest associations of law enforcement professionals in the United States, representing more than 3,000 elected sheriffs across the nation, and a total membership of more than 20,000. NSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of criminal justice and public safety. Throughout its seventy-seven year history, NSA has served as an information clearinghouse for sheriffs, deputies, chiefs of police, other law enforcement professionals, state governments and the federal government.