Campaign Events

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT FEATURES STOP SOLITARY FOR KIDS CAMPAIGN

In March 2016, the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the American University Washington College of Law released a new publication entitled Protecting Children Against Torture in Detention: Global Solutions for a Global Problem. The report contains a chapter written by staff from the Center for Children’s Law and Policy, one of the campaign’s founding organizations. You can download the full report here, and you can read CCLP’s contribution beginning on page 165 (click here for Campaign article only).

browder-siblingsTHE KALIEF BROWDER DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

On February 27, 2017, the campaign helped host a screening of the first two episodes of TIME: The Kalief Browder Story, followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers and Kalief’s family. U.S. Senator Cory Booker introduced the film to an audience of advocates and lawmakers.

STOP SOLITARY FOR KIDS LAUNCH EVENT

Stop Solitary for Kids held a campaign launch event at the National Press Club on April 19, 2016. Our speakers addressed the systemic impact of solitary confinement, its personal impact on the lives of youth and families, and the perspectives of correctional administrators. The event highlighted effective strategies to eliminate solitary and specific examples of success. Speakers included U.S. Senator Cory Booker, the Administrator of the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; and the leaders of four state agencies that have reduced solitary confinement:

  • Christine Blessinger,  Executive Director of the Indiana Division of Youth Services;
  • Peter Forbes, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services,
  • Linda Janes, Assistant Director of the Ohio Department of Youth Services; and
  • Fariborz Pakseresht, Director of the Oregon Youth Authority

To watch video of the launch event, click here or play below.

To read more about the campaign, see coverage by:

National Public Radio, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, Huffington Post (April 2016), Chronicle of Social Change, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Indy Star, Human Rights Watch, the Crime Report, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.