Welcome to the Center for Children's Law and Policy

The Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP) is a public interest law and policy organization focused on reform of juvenile justice and other systems that affect troubled and at-risk children, and protection of the rights of children in those systems. The Center’s work covers a range of activities including research, writing, public education, media advocacy, training, technical assistance, administrative and legislative advocacy, and litigation.

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CCLP appreciates the generosity of Richard Ross in allowing his extraordinary photographs of incarcerated youth to be used as part of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s Giving Library. The Giving Library is an innovative online video library that serves as a tool for philanthropists to more efficiently survey the landscape of giving opportunities and to connect with participating non-profits.