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Dec 21

Congress Passes Landmark Federal Youth Justice Legislation

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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

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Dec 19

National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition Responds to Harmful Federal School Safety Commission Guidance

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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…

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Nov 16

CCLP Teams Up with National Center for Lesbian Rights to Protect Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Intersex Youth

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On November 9, CCLP partnered with the National Center for Lesbian Rights to co-facilitate an all-day gathering focused on developing a model policy for transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) youth in out-of-home placements. The convening, supported by the PREA…

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Oct 19

Stop Family Detention

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Today, CCLP submitted comments to the Department of Homeland Security rejecting the Trump Administration’s proposal to roll back long-standing protections for immigrant children.

The proposed rule changes to what is known as the Flores Settlement would allow the government to indefinitely detain immigrant children, strip kids of existing legal protections and…

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Aug 7

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

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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 Szanyi. An August 4 article cited the use of restraint chairs and spit masks on young people, which staff claimed were necessary. In the article,…

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