Our work is currently focused on three main areas: eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system, reducing the unnecessary and inappropriate incarceration of children, and eliminating dangerous and inhumane practices for youth in custody. Our staff members pursue a range of different activities to achieve these goals, including training, technical assistance, administrative and legislative advocacy, research, writing, media outreach, and public education.
CCLP staff members are working with several jurisdictions on strategies to reduce and eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system.READ MORE
Our staff are working to improve conditions of confinement in juvenile throughout the country.READ MORE
CCLP staff help jurisdictions across the country reduce unnecessary incarceration of youth without jeopardizing public safety.READ MORE
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As part of a series covering the experience of migrant youth in detention facilities throughout the country, the New York Times interviewed CCLP’s Jason…READ MORE
Read the Coalition’s July 9, 2018 statement, which outlines how the Department of Justice’s decision to rescind key guidance documents threatens to harm youth…READ MORE
CCLP was asked by officials in Kentucky and Maine to conduct assessments of conditions of…READ MORE
In March 2016, the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the American University Washington College of…READ MORE
On December 13, members Congress passed H.R. 6964, a bill to reauthorize and strengthen the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). Thank you to all of CCLP’s partners who made passage of the JJDPA possible. For more information, visit this link.More
Today, the National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition (NJJDPC), of which CCLP is a Steering Committee Member, responded to yesterday’s report from the Federal School Safety Commission. CCLP and NJJDP strongly oppose the Commission’s recommendation to rescind the “Rethinking Discipline” policy guidance jointly promulgated by the U.S. Department…More
“The work of the DMC Action Network, led by the Center for Children’s Law and Policy, demonstrated that communities can implement reforms that have a measurable and positive impact on youth of color.”
Laurie Garduque Director of Justice Reform, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation