WHO WE ARE

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.

Promoting
Racial Justice

Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities

CCLP staff members are working with several jurisdictions on strategies to reduce and eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system.

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Ending Dangerous
Conditions

Improving Conditions Of Confinement

Our staff are working to improve conditions of confinement in juvenile throughout the country.

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Reducing Youth
Incarceration

Reducing the Unnecessary Incarceration of Youth

CCLP staff help jurisdictions across the country reduce unnecessary incarceration of youth without jeopardizing public safety.

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New York Times Quotes CCLP Deputy Director in Coverage of Treatment of Migrant Youth in Custody

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…

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National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition Responds to Rescinded DOJ Guidance

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…

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CCLP’s Assessments of Youth Facility Conditions Spur Major Reforms

Reports in Kentucky, Maine Lead to New Protections for Kids

CCLP was asked by officials in Kentucky and Maine to conduct assessments of conditions of…

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Center for Children’s Law and Policy Launches Project to Improve Equity and Fairness in Youth Arrest and Diversion

Four Police Agencies Sought for New Law Enforcement Leadership For Equity Initiative

 

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CCLP’s Stop Solitary for Kids Campaign Featured in International Human Rights Report

In March 2016, the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the American University Washington College of…

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Apr 11

CCLP Identifies Enhanced Opportunities for Diversion in Baltimore

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On April 1, the Center for Children’s Law and Policy released a comprehensive assessment of Baltimore’s efforts to divert young people away from contact with the justice system. As part of a Consent Decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, the City of Baltimore and the Baltimore Police Department…

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Feb 8

New JJDPA Requirements for Racial and Ethnic Disparities

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CCLP and the Burns Institute have published a fact sheet on changes to requirements in federal law related to states’ requirements to tackle overrepresentation of youth of color. Read the fact sheet, published through the Act 4 Juvenile Justice Campaign, by following this link.

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