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Sep 23

Celebrating 10 Years of Juvenile Justice Advocacy, Reform, and Change

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Our staff members envision a world where the response to youth who get in trouble with the law is developmentally appropriate, free of racial and ethnic bias, and focused on building strengths that help youth avoid further involvement with the justice system.

Our work is currently focused in three main areas:…

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Sep 22

CCLP Executive Director Mark Soler Testifies Against Strip Searches of Children in Facilities That House Youth

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On September 22, 2016, CCLP Executive Director Mark Soler testified before a Maryland task force evaluating search and restraint practices within the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. At the task force hearing, Maryland DJS Director Sam Abed urged the task force to adopt new limits on strip searches of…

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Sep 13

CCLP Releases New Tools to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Youth Justice System

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The Racial and Ethnic Disparities Reduction Practice Manual is a web-based tool for public officials, community leaders, parents and other advocates who are working to create a more equitable and effective juvenile justice system. Click here to download the Practice Manual

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Aug 2

CCLP Presents at National Convening of Youth Leaders in Justice Reform

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On August 2, CCLP staff member Jason Szanyi joined NJDC’s Nadia Seeratan to present at the Coalition for Juvenile Justice 2016 Youth Summit. Thank you to CJJ and to all of the young leaders present for being champions of reform of this country’s system of youth justice!

 

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Jul 28

CCLP Publishes Summary of Trends in Sexual Victimization of Youth in Juvenile Justice Facilities

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In January 2016, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released two new reports on sexual victimization in juvenile justice facilities. The Center for Children’s Law and Policy has published fact sheets on both of those reports. The first fact sheet, Understanding the BJS Report on Facility and Individual Correlates…

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