Special Immigrant Juvenile Status – How to Obtain a Predicate Order in State Court

Learn about how to obtain a predicate order in state court to provide an undocumented child with a path to citizenship in the United States. Volunteers represent a petitioner in an uncontested guardianship or custody case in Cook and collar counties.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) was created by Congress to enable undocumented immigrant children who have suffered abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment to acquire lawful permanent residence in the United States when returning to their home country would not be in their best interests. SIJS cases are a great opportunity for volunteer attorneys who are interested in ensuring safety for immigrant children.

Trusted Guardian ad Litem Pulls Through Again

CVLS was appointed to represent a six-year-old girl whose parents were locked in a contentious custody case. The mother had wrongfully relocated with the child without notice to or consent from the father. The Court requested that CVLS investigate and provide additional information, so David took the case as the child’s GAL and advocated for her best interests.

MINOR GUARDIANSHIP

STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO MANUAL An outline of the instructional videos is listed below. Click on any section to view a short instructional video. All documents described in the training videos can be found in the forms/templates section below. Description of the Case What is guardianship? When is guardianship appropriate? Who may act as guardian Step 1 …

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GUARDIANSHIP FOR IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

An outline of the instructional videos is listed below. Click on any section to view a short instructional video. All documents described in the training videos can be found in the templates/pleadings section below. POWERPOINTS Training Powerpoint GUIDES Guardianship Clinic Attorney Instructions Flowchart Safety Planning Guide for Undocumented Parents – English – For Public Safety …

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GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOR MINORS

STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO MANUAL An outline of the instructional videos is listed below. Click on any section to view a short instructional video. All documents described in the training videos can be found in the forms/templates section below. Intro to Guardian ad Litem for Minors Program overview, case types and assignment Taking a case and initial …

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CHILD REP

TRAINING SEMINAR If you would like to view the Child Rep training video, please click here. If you are interested in participating in this program and accepting appointments as a child representative through CVLS you MUST attend this training in person.The training will not be webcast. WRITTEN MANUALS Child Rep Manual Child Rep Resource Guide …

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Human Trafficking and Children: What Lawyers Need to Know

The exploitation of children for commercial sex, labor, and/or services is unfortunately, not a new phenomenon. Under federal and state anti-human trafficking laws, however, new protections and resources exist for child trafficking survivors. This workshop will provide attorneys foundational knowledge of anti-trafficking legislation and policy, how to identify child trafficking, and an overview of current research, resources, and promising practices. The workshop will address both sex and labor trafficking, and benefits and resources available to both US citizens and non-US citizen children and take a look specifically at the issues of human trafficking and Native American Children.

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