What We Do

Stop Solitary for Kids is a national campaign to safely end solitary confinement of youth in juvenile and adult facilities in the United States. We work with facilities, administrators, advocates, defenders, law makers, and others to develop and share alternative ways to hold youth accountable without solitary confinement. We support changes in laws, regulations, policies, and practice based on what we know works. Read below to learn more.


  • Connecting local, state, and national advocates to available resources;
  • Providing information to legislative committees on the harms of solitary and the alternatives to its use;
  • Helping agencies/facilities develop policies, training, and programs to end solitary;
  • Engaging youth and family members who have been impacted by solitary confinement;
  • Supporting local, state, and national advocates in efforts to end the solitary for youth;
  • Conducting targeted assessments of agencies and facilities to identify ways to end solitary;
  • Helping agencies/facilities develop capacity to collect, monitor, and analyze data on the use of solitary;
  • Connecting agency and facility administrators with peers who have successfully reduced solitary;
  • Publishing information about successful reform efforts in jurisdictions throughout the country.


Contact Us For More Information

Jenny Lutz, Campaign Manager

Center for Children’s Law and Policy

jlutz@cclp.org, 202.637.0377 ext. 106