National Report Calls for Independent Child Advocates
National Report Calls for Independent Child Advocates for
all Unaccompanied Children Immigrants
February 27, 2014, Chicago, IL—Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at Hastings (CGRS) released of a national report today recommending that independent Child Advocates be appointed for all unaccompanied immigrant children.… Learn More
2014 Annual Chicago Benefit, Featuring Anchee Min!
Come one, come all!
Save the date for our 2014 Annual Benefit, coming up on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Tickets go on sale soon, so check back on our homepage for a link to buy.
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New TX Social Worker: Devorah Rapoport
NEW TEXAS SOCIAL WORKER
We are thrilled to welcome our new social worker, Devorah Rapoport, to the Young Center.
Devorah Rapoport, AM, is the South Texas Social Worker for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. Prior to holding this position, Ms. Rapoport served as a Child Advocate and intern… Learn More
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights pays tribute to the children we serve by naming the organization after one of our first clients, Young Zheng, a young man from China who was smuggled by ruthless traffickers at the age of 14, and expected to work off a debt of $60,000. In fear for his life, Young endured more than two years of detention and legal battles to remain in the U.S. All the while, his Child Advocate stood by him, advocated for his release and against deportation. Young Zheng has finished college, was granted citizenship, and has been accepted in the biotechnology program at Texas A&M University. He has graciously lent his name to this organization.
Maria Woltjen on WBEZ's Morning Shift
March 4, 2014 Maria Woltjen of University of Chicago Law School’s Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights joined Tony Sarabia of…
What a pair of shoes can tell us about South Sudan
February 4, 2014 Photographer Shannon Jensen has been documenting the crisis in South Sudan. Through her interactions with the hundreds of…
First Focus Calls for Child Advocates in Immigration
January 31, 2014 First Focus has just released an article noting how the House GOP fails to adequately protect children in…