Legal Representation for Immigrant Youth: What Funders Can Do to Help

Thursday, November 29, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:15pm EST
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For members concerend with immigrant children's rights.


Earlier this year, the Trump administration instituted a “zero tolerance” policy toward undocumented immigrants at the border. The policy has resulted in close to 3,000 children being separated from their parents after they entered the country together. The parents are handled through the legal system while the children have been sent to temporary shelters or sent to live with relatives.

Unlike many across the country, Connecticut advocates were able to celebrate a victory this summer as a federal judge ruled that the forced separation of two children from their parents at the US-Mexico border was unconstitutional and they were reunited with their parents. This was largely possible because these children had legal representation from Connecticut Legal Services, a local nonprofit law firm.

This policy and these Connecticut cases have shed a light on a long-standing problem in the justice system – a critical need for legal representation for immigrant youth and families.

Join CCP for a webinar to learn about the issues facing immigrant children and families in Connecticut, how NGOs are working to address them, and how funders can and are providing support.


Deborah Witkin
Executive Director
Connecticut Legal

Alexis Smith

Executive Director
New Haven Legal
Assistance Association

Jamey Bell

Executive Director
Greater Hartford Legal Aid


Connecticut Lawyers for Immigration Justice >>

Immigration Fund Announcement (8/16/18) – Hartford Courant >>

Immigration Strategic Funders Collaborative of Connecticut - Community Foundation of Greater New Haven >>

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees >>


Contact Esther Massie, Program Coordinator, or call 860-525-5585.

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