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
The Legal Orientation Program for Custodians of Unaccompanied Minors (LOPC) 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, LOPC staff respond to specific concerns and questions of the custodians and the minors regarding matters of immigration and procedure.
LOPC staffs 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, LOPC makes a referral to pro bono counsel through our Universal Referral System.
Currently, LOPC assists custodians and minors with:
Changes of Address/Changes of Venue
Motions to Reopen
WHERE AND WHEN
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).