CCLP Executive Director and Board of Directors Vice President
Mark Soler is the Executive Director of the Center for Children’s Law and Policy. From 1978 until February, 2006, Mark was Senior Staff Attorney, Executive Director, then President of the Youth Law Center, a national public interest law firm. At the Youth Law Center, he and his colleagues worked in more than 40 states on juvenile justice, child welfare, health, mental health, and education issues, and litigated successfully in 16 states on behalf of children whose rights have been violated in juvenile justice and child welfare systems. He has written more than 20 articles and book chapters on civil rights issues and the rights of children, and has taught at Boston College Law School, the Washington College of Law at American University, Boston University School of Law, the University of Nebraska Law School, and San Francisco State University. He has received awards for his work from the American Psychological Association, American Bar Association, Alliance for Juvenile Justice, and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Mark graduated from Yale University and Yale Law School.
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