I.S.P is committed to changing and creating environments that are socially just and value the multiple dimensions of individuals, communities, and organizations. From conception through implementation, we work closely with our clients helping match research, policy, and solutions to desired outcomes. We help institutions, communities, and non-profits reach their aspirations through practical, sustainable strategies.
Clients from both the private and public sectors use the firm’s research, analytical, communications, and advisory capacities to develop and implement policies and strategic plans; improve internal management; identify stakeholder priorities; address conflict between system and community interests; and identify political, regulatory, and economic factors influencing public and private sector decision-making.
What We Offer
I.S.P. specializes in public policy, strategic planning, system and community assessments, building alliances, meeting facilitation, project management, organizational development and sustainability, community engagement, and designing and delivering training and technical assistance. Consultants have provided direct services, public policy analysis, research, and system and individual advocacy in the social justice fields.
We have expertise in issues that impact human rights and the health and welfare of communities. These issues include child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and sexual assault, poverty, corrections reform and reentry, stalking, diversity/racism, juvenile justice, human trafficking, child custody and visitation, health and well-being, youth engagement, equality, and education.
Founded by Lauren Litton, I.S.P. Consulting builds upon her experience working on national, state and local levels with governmental entities, community-based organizations, corporations, not-for-profit agencies, universities, court and child protection systems, and community collaboratives to create change. I.S.P. is comprised of a dedicated team of professionals that bring their real world knowledge to assist clients in achieving their visions for their organizations and communities.
For every project, we customize our services to match the goals of our clients.
We value the testimonials we receive from our clients. We have compiled a selection attesting to the quality of our services and the impact our partnership has had on their business.
Lonna Davis, Director, Children’s Program, Futures Without Violence
I.S.P. Consulting is a real gem in the world of consultants. Lauren is a quick study, politically savvy and fun to work with! I highly recommend her and her group."
Linda Mitchell, Executive Director, Safe Harbour Domestic Violence Shelter
I.S.P. has helped us provide innovative services to victims of domestic violence. We have been confident in our partnership with the company."
Sherri A. Crahen, Dean of Students, John Carroll University
I hired I.S.P. Consulting to work with me to develop a grant proposal. I.S.P. developed a grant application that was extremely well written with a clear set of goals and tasks to be accomplished. Without the expertise of I.S.P., I do not believe that I would have been successful in receiving the grant. I appreciated the collaborative work style that helped me to establish a vision for the grant project. Job well done!"
Professor, Southern Illinois University of Law
Excellent professional. Would recommend I.S.P. for anything."
Katie Hanna, Statewide Director, Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence
It's not often that you find a facilitator so knowledgeable and connected to the issues we address through our organization. Lauren has the expertise and skills to ask critical strategic questions and move the work forward in a thoughtful, inclusive and meaningful way. She has truly been an asset to our organizational strategic planning process."
Williams Associates Protective Services, LLC.
Highly professional and accommodating. Will certainly consider I.S.P. for future projects without hesitation."
Kim Tandy Brooks, Executive Director, Children's Law Center, Inc.
I have worked with I.S.P. Consulting for several years now on juvenile justice issues. Lauren is an excellent resource for our communications and policy work and brings with her a strong national perspective and in-depth knowledge of issues. She works efficiently and independently on projects, and the quality of her work is exceptional."
Amber Ptak, Greenbook Project Manager, TESSA
I.S.P. Consulting was highly responsive and fulfilled our needs in a timely and professional manner. The reports and analysis provided us with insights into how to improve legal services for battered women and their children."
David Carson, Marketing Manager Concert Technologies
I.S.P. Consulting did a great job. Lauren completed the project to specifications and her attitude and communication was great."
MonaLou Callery, Director/Founder, National Advocacy & Training Network/SEEDs
Having worked and interacted in many professional capacities with Lauren Litton over the past 15 years, I consider her to be one of the most passionate, knowledgeable and confident social change agents regarding women's issues I have ever known."
Norma Ellington-Twitty, Ph.D, Consultant
I had the opportunity to work I.S.P Consulting on many occasions. The project I managed was a system reform effort, which required system professionals to examine their own practices and policies and advance recommendations for change. Lauren was tasked with assisting our community identify priorities and come to consensus around an issue where project partners were philosophically on different pages and there was a contentious history. She was able to manage differing viewpoints and create a process where people were heard and the work could still continue to move forward.
She was able to assist both our domestic violence and legal communities in developing system-specific guides which now serve as a resource to our community and others across the country. We also used I.S.P. Consulting to design and facilitate our finale event. Again, there were different hopes for this event but she was able to balance the ideas and create a forum that worked.
I would highly recommend I.S.P. Consulting. Lauren is a skilled professional who is responsive to the needs of her customers and she will deliver as promised."
I.S.P. has worked with federal, state and local governments, civil and criminal justice systems, social service and community-based organizations, national organizations, schools and universities, community groups and formal collaborations to examine their policies, philosophies, and responses to human rights issues.