Meet Lauren, tweeting for InTheCLE the week of 3/13! Lauren Litton is a globetrotter who is proud to call Cleveland home. Lauren is avid fan of music, hiking, dive bars, strong coffee, scones, sarcasm and social justice. Finding new experiences in the 216, and elsewhere, is a way of life. Lauren has been committed to the public interest field for her entire professional career, working in capacities ranging from legal advocacy, public policy analysis, and provision of technical assistance and training. In order to support her travel and adventure habit, Lauren started I.S.P. Consulting (www.ispconsults.com) 12 years ago. I.S.P. is a consulting firm committed to changing and creating environments that are socially just and value the multiple dimensions of individuals, communities, and organization.
Lauren works across the country with governments, criminal and civil justice systems, public and private institutions, and communities to examine their policies, philosophies, and procedures that can affect delivery of services and collaborative responses. Prior to consulting, she was a program manager at the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; she developed and worked as the supervising attorney for a clinic which provided pro bono and pro se legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence; and served as a county prosecutor overseeing delinquency and dependency matters and handling felony domestic violence and sexual assault cases. Lauren was recently featured in the Plain Dealer for her work as a social justice consultant. You’ll find Lauren in haunts on the east, west, south and north sides of Cleveland – often with a coffee, cider, or glass of wine in hand – always with a smile on her face.