Paris’ Impact Work

Paris Hilton has made it her mission to empower survivors of the ‘Troubled Teen Industry’ and use her global platform to make sure no more youth suffer at the hands of these systemically abusive institutions. Paris’ YouTube Originals documentary. This is Paris has been seen by 50M viewers in which she details the physical and psychological abuse she experienced as a teenager at numerous residential treatment programs within the ‘Troubled Teen Industry.’ Her advocacy has resulted in mass public awareness of the ‘Troubled Teen Industry,’ policy change at the state level, philanthropic initiatives, and media projects including Trapped in Treatment. She is currently supporting the passage of the Federal Accountability for Congregate Care Act.

My Journey

January 26, 2022

Trapped in Treatment podcast launched. Trapped In Treatment is a new docu-style podcast series from Paris Hilton, Warner Bros. Unscripted TV in Association With Telepictures, and iHeart Media, that will examine and expose the dark secrets of the “Troubled Teen Industry.” Listen To The Podcast

October 21, 2021

Breaking Code Silence and Think of Us host an event highlighting Lived Experience Voices in Washington, D.C. Viewed by 30,000 people. Watch The Event

October 20, 2021

Paris holds a press conference on Capitol Hill in support of The Accountability for Congregate Care Act alongside Bill Sponsors, Congressman Khanna and Senator Merkley & meets with tens of members of Congress in support of the bill. Watch The Press Conference

October 18, 2021

Paris publishes Washington Post Op-Ed. Read Here

July 21, 2021

Think of Us Away from Home: Youth Experiences of Institutional Placements published as well as NDRN Desperation Without Dignity Report, furthering the need for federal legislative action. Read the NDRN Report

July 20, 2021

Paris receives a $500,000 grant from the Hilton Foundation for a 3-year trauma-informed mental health program for institutional abuse survivors.

April 1, 2021

Paris supports the passage of legislation impacting the Troubled Teen Industry in Maine, Massachusetts, and California.

March 30, 2022

Paris testifies and supports the passage of Missouri legislation requiring religious-based programs to be licensed by state.

March 11, 2021

Paris testifies and helps pass two reform bills in Oregon, regulating the youth "transport industry" and education consultants.

February 24, 2021

Paris publicly supports #harryslaw that places more restrictive protocols on restraint and seclusion in Northern Ireland Schools. Because of Paris pressure on lawmakers, the resolution moves forward.

February 8, 2021

Paris testified in front of the Utah State Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of SB 127. This bill passed the Senate unanimously and the House 70-2. Watch Paris' Testimony

January 28, 2021

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into whether the state of Alaska “unnecessarily institutionalizes” children with behavioral problems.

January 26, 2021

Utah House of Representative member Mike McKell introduces S.B 127. State Senator Sara Gelser introduces legislation in Oregon.

December 11, 2020

California decertified all out-of-state congregate care placements for child welfare and juvenile justice youth. California children and youth will be moved back to California by mid-January 2021.

December 10, 2020

Paris Hilton publishes the first comprehensive database of institutional abuse survivor stories on the Survivors Breaking Silence website.

December 4, 2020

Paris Hilton and Breaking Code Silence announced as one of three organizations participating in the 2020 Rise Justice Labs, the world’s first civil rights accelerator, created by nobel peace prize nominee Amanda Nguyen.

November 19, 2020

Missouri lawmakers recommend changes to end ‘cycle of abuse’ at unlicensed reform schools.

October 16, 2020

Paris Hilton’s single I Blame You debuts with all proceeds going towards Breaking Code Silence. Listen To "I Blame You"

October 9, 2020

Paris and hundreds of survivors traveled to Provo, Utah for a gathering and silent march. Watch Paris' Breaking Code Silence Journey

September 28, 2020 Petition launches to shut down Provo Canyon School. Sign The Petition

September 14, 2020

This Is Paris premieres on YouTube. In the documentary, Paris shares the haunting memories of her past from congregate-care facilities that have left her having nightmares derived from her trauma and shame. Watch The Documentary