North Carolina approved legislation known as 12 NCAC 9B.0235 and 0236 on June 16, 2016, effective July 1, 2016. This legislation contains a regulation mandating 28 hours of training in restraints, controls, and defensive techniques for juvenile court counselors, chief court counselors, and juvenile justice officers.

CPI Training Can Help Your Facility Comply With the Legislation
CPI offers training and resources to help facilities meet legislation like the North Carolina regulation. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training equips staff with techniques for both the prevention of and the safe use of restraint. With a focus on prevention, the program can help you make staff and juveniles safer.

CPI has experience working directly with North Carolina schools. According to a case study about CPI training in the schools in Randolph County, CPI training has reduced challenging and disruptive behaviors by over 50% since implementation of de-escalation techniques. A further reduction as great as 99% of the use of physical restraint and seclusion has also been achieved in the schools.

According to Julie Hurley, a professional trainer for Randolph County Schools, “This training is a very great resource to use for de-escalation procedures and for the safest restraints. It is simple and has very easy steps to follow. CPI has helped us cope and deal with different types of behaviors and use different de-escalation techniques to help students overcome their behaviors.”
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