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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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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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