We offer legal orientations and general assistance to custodians of unaccompanied minors released to the Los Angeles Immigration Court jurisdiction.


Legal Orientations

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.


Self-Help Center

We staff a self-help center at the Los Angeles Immigration Court where we welcome walk-ins for legal orientations and other assistance.


Pro Bono Placement

In certain cases, the program makes a referral to pro bono counsel through our Universal Referral System.

Additional Assistance

Currently, this program assists custodians and minors with:

  • Changes of Address/Changes of Venue

  • Motions to Reopen

  • Attorney/Notario Complaints


Services we offer for released youth are given in the following locations:

  • Esperanza Immigrants Project office

  • Los Angeles Immigration Court


Orientations are held weekly in our office and at the Immigration Court. To make an appointment to attend a group orientation or for general questions about the Community Education Program, please call (213) 251-3540.  

Our Self-Help Center is open Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 1 pm on the 17th floor of the Los Angeles Immigration Court (606 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, Ca 90014).

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