Lisa Pilnik is the director and co-founder of Child & Family Policy Associates, a small consulting firm. She is also a Senior Advisor to the Coalition for Juvenile Justice. Lisa has authored or co-authored dozens of publications on issues relating to children, youth, and families, including CJJ’s "National Standards for the Care of Youth Charged with Status Offenses," which outlines why children should never be incarcerated for non-criminal acts like skipping school or running away from home and how best to meet the needs that these behaviors are often signs of. She has written, trained, and developed policy on a range of other child welfare, child and adolescent health, parenting, and juvenile justice issues. She previously worked for the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law.