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New York City Council Initiative Ensuring All Unaccompanied Minors in NYC Have Lawyers

  • Organization: The Council of the City of New York Office of Communications
  • Date Created: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
  • Submitted: Friday, September 04, 2015
  • Attachment(s): LINK

In September 2014, the New York City Council provided $1 million and successfully leveraged an additional $900,000 in funding from Robin Hood  and the New York Community Trust, allowing Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, Central American Legal Assistance, The Door, The Legal Aid Society and the Safe Passage Project (New York Law School) to provide Know Your Rights (KYR) presentations, and comprehensive screening to all unaccompanied minor children appearing at the surge and regular juvenile dockets at the New York City immigration court.