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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CCLP’s Assessments of Youth Facility Conditions Spur Major Reforms

Reports in Kentucky, Maine Lead to New Protections for Kids

During the summer of 2017, CCLP was asked by officials in Kentucky and Maine to…

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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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Jay Z, Harvey Weinstein, and Spike TV Highlight Need to Stop Solitary for Kids with New Documentary Series

Last Thursday, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, the Weinstein Company, and Spike TV held a joint press conference in New York City to announce…

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May 11

CCLP Opposes DOJ’s Proposed Elimination of Questions on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in National Crime Victimization Survey

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Today, the Center for Children’s Law and Policy submitted comments to the Bureau of Justice Statistics at the U.S. Department of Justice opposing the agency’s proposal to rescind questions in the National Crime Victimization Survey that allow youth to identify their sexual orientation and gender identity. As CCLP notes…

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Feb 15

New CCLP Report Concludes New York’s Close to Home Initiative Benefits Youth, Families, and Communities

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On February 21, CCLP released a report on the implementation of Close to Home by…

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