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Kids in Need of Defense (Boston Office)

  • Location:
    11 Beacon Street
    Suite 820
    Boston, MA 02108
  • Phone:
    (617) 207-4171
  • Fax:
    (617) 336-7438
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls

KIND was founded by Angelina Jolie and the Microsoft Corporation to create a pro bono movement of law firms, corporations, nongovernmental organizations, universities, and volunteers to provide quality and compassionate legal counsel to unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children in the United States. KIND serves as the leading organization for the protection of unaccompanied children who enter the US immigration system alone and strives to ensure that no such child appears in immigration court without representation. We achieve fundamental fairness through high-quality legal representation and by advancing the child's best interests, safety, and well-being. KIND has offices in ten cities in the United States: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Houston, Newark, New York City, Los Angeles, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Seattle. KIND finds pro bono attorneys in highly regarded law firms and corporations who agree to represent KIND's child clients in their immigration proceedings. KIND pro bono coordinators in each office provide training on representing unaccompanied children in the U.S. immigration system and comprehensive mentorship until the case is completed. Some KIND offices provide direct representation for qualified children.

Counties served: Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Asylum applications, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes