Mission & Partner Organizations

The Stop Solitary for Kids campaign works to safely reduce and ultimately end the dangerous practice of solitary confinement for kids in juvenile and adult facilities.


presentation-3-1-172Solitary confinement is one of the most harmful and counterproductive practices that occurs to kids inside juvenile and adult facilities.

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The campaign is a partnership between four national juvenile justice reform organizations. We focus on solutions that can create measurable and lasting change to end solitary. Our work includes public education, technical assistance, research, legislative education, policy reform, and improving facility practices.

Stop Solitary for Kids supports several different approaches to reform at the national, state, and local levels. We work to enhance collaboration by partnering with a wide range of groups, including court systems, state agencies, juvenile facilities, advocates, law makers, and impacted youth.


PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS IN THE CAMPAIGN

CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S LAW AND POLICY

The Center for Children090324q-cclplogo’s Law and Policy (CCLP) is a public interest law and policy organization that reforms juvenile justice and other systems that affect troubled and at-risk children, and protection of the rights of children in those systems. CCLP’s work covers a range of activities including research, writing, public education, media advocacy, training, technical assistance, administrative and legislative advocacy, and litigation.

  • Mark Soler, Executive Director, msoler@cclp.org
  • Jennifer Lutz, Attorney & Campaign Manager, Stop Solitary for Kids, jlutz@cclp.org, 202.637.0377 ext. 106

CENTER FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

cjjr-logo-jpgThe Center for Juvenile Justice Reform currently works with jurisdictions nationwide to help them better translate knowledge on “what works” into everyday practice and policy. The Center provides on-and off-site training, networking opportunities, webinars and more to help state and local agencies develop and implement system improvement efforts.

  • Shay Bilchik, Director
  • Michael Umpierre, Senior Research Fellow


COUNCIL OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL ADMINISTRATORS

new-cjca-logoThe Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) is a national non-profit organization formed in 1994 to improve local juvenile correctional services, programs and practices so that youth succeed when they return to the community and to provide national leadership and development for the individuals responsible for the systems.

  • Michael Dempsey, Executive Director
  • Wendi Faulkner, Deputy Director

JUSTICE POLICY INSTITUTE

jpi-logoJustice Policy Institute is a national nonprofit organization that changes the conversation around justice reform and advances policies that promote well-being and justice for all people and communities.  Their research and analyses identify effective programs and policies and they disseminate their findings to the media, policymakers and advocates, and provide training and technical assistance supports to people working for justice reform.

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