Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth in New York: A struggle for Identity and Inclusion - A Participatory Action Research Study - PARS

A first account of unaccompanied immigrant youths' needs and insights into practical challenges related to their interaction with key systems in New York.  This report is a collaboration among researchers, youth and community-service providers to assess the needs and circumstances of unaccompanied immigrant youth living in the New York City metropolitan area.


2014 Annual Report

Through its access to justice and problem solving programs, the Center addresses New York's "justice gap," which adversely affects the lives of individuals and communities living in poverty; the Center takes a problem-solving approach to improving policies and practices that affect vulnerable populations.

Special Provisions for Immigration Youth: Model State Statute

A working group composed of law students and experts in immigration and family law formed to develop this report to provide model statutory language aimed at promoting uniformity across jurisdictions as well as the right of all SIJS (Special Immigrant Juveniles Status)-eligible immigrant children to access their respective state court systems.

Findings from a Survey of Lawyers Representing Immigrant Youth Eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in NYS Family Court

A survey of lawyers representing immigrant youth has found that these young people routinely encounter obstacles in attempting to access New York State’s family courts. 

Improving Parent Feedback for New York City Child Welfare System

This report is based on a Convening on Developing Parent Feedback Models for the New York City Child Welfare System that took place at Skadden Arps law firm on March 1, 2013.

Respecting the Just Rights of Workers: Guidance and Options for Catholic Health Care and Unions

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, jointly with leaders of American labor, and the leadership of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, released a set of guiding principles for creating a fair process for workers in Catholic health care institutions to decide whether or not to form a union.

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