The mission of the CECD is to bring community members and organizations together with the shared goal of ending migrant child detention.  

The CECD aims to increase public awareness and create systemic change to reform the processing, criminalization, and imprisonment of migrant children.






The goal of the CECD is to end migrant child detention.




Educate the community about migrant child detention

Advocate for policy changes to do away with the punitive militarized systems in place for shelters and detention facilities

Advocate for fair legal proceedings including access to legal counsel

Hold contractors, government entities, and government officials accountable regarding rules, oversight, and policy implementation, for humane and sensitive processing and treatment of migrant children.


*CECD-El Paso does not endorse or recommend endorsement of any elected official or candidate for political office. Any elected official or candidate's appearance at an event which CECD-El Paso is involved with, or any interaction with an elected official or candidate regarding policy change, does not constitute an endorsement.

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