Funding for Legal Support for Children in the US Separated from Family Members: KIND$ out of $20000.00 donated
KIND continues to build a robust national network of pro bono attorneys who have been trained by KIND and who have represented unaccompanied children in their search for safety, including children who have been persecuted in their home countries; trafficked to the U.S., and abused, abandoned or neglected; these are among the many protection needs of these uniquely vulnerable children.
We have trained nearly 40,000 attorneys, paralegals, and law students, and partnered with over 600 corporations, law firms, law schools, and bar associations. Firms often take numerous cases in their offices across the country and establish in-house expertise. In addition to in-person trainings and mentorship, KIND’s online manual helps our attorneys access information whenever they need it; numerous other resources are also available to KIND volunteers.
Children as young as 53 weeks are currently being forcibly separated from family members along the US border. With over 10,000 asylum-seeking children currently in detention across the United States, organizations providing them with probono legal representation in court are struggling to keep up with an overwhelming caseload.
Throughout the month of June, all funds donated will go towards providing legal services to children who have been separated from family members.