COMMUNITY EDUCATION FOR RELEASED YOUTH
WHO WE SERVE
We offer legal orientations and general assistance to custodians of unaccompanied minors released to the Los Angeles Immigration Court jurisdiction.
WHAT WE DO
Our Community Education Program for Released Youth provides group and individual orientations. At each orientation, custodians and minors learn about their rights and responsibilities throughout the immigration court process. Custodians also learn about legal and social services available to to help minors.
At the end of each orientation, program staff respond to specific concerns and questions of the custodians and the minors regarding matters of immigration and procedure.
We staff a self-help center at the Los Angeles Immigration Court where we welcome walk-ins for legal orientations and other assistance.
Opportunities for Youth
Opportunities for Youth Program (OFY) provides holistic services for unaccompanied refugee children. Case management, project navigation, and youth mentoring/coaching are offered to at-risk youth. OFY focuses on serving the “whole” child, fostering their wellbeing, community integrations, and ultimately assisting with their legal cases.
Pro Bono Placement
In certain cases, the program makes a referral to pro bono counsel through our Universal Referral System.
Currently, this program assists custodians and minors with:
Changes of Address/Changes of Venue
Motions to Reopen
WHERE AND WHEN
Due to Covid-19, all services are being provided telephonically. If you wish to make an appointment for a legal orientation or have questions, send us a text message or leave a voicemail: 213-394-6020 Someone from our team with be in contact with you as soon as possible.
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