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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
Legal Assistant The candidate will join firm's Detained Childrenâ€™s Program to focus on providing legal services to immigrant minors held in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement throughout Virginia and Maryland. Will conduct visits to detained unaccompanied immigrant minors in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement throughout Virginia and Maryland. Performs Know Your Rights presentations and conducts individual intakes with unaccompanied immigrant children in English and Spanish at the shelter detention facilities. Participates in intake review, additional case research and preparing cases for pro bono placement. Provides necessary follow-up after intakes to evaluate childrenâ€™s eligibility for relief. Follow-up may include performing legal research, securing juvenile delinquency records and obtaining additional information from family members. Conducts administrative tasks, including database maintenance and reporting to funders. Visits detention centers and assists with data entry after these visits. Actively engages in CAIR Coalitionâ€™s training and advocacy efforts as needed. Serves as an active and contributing member of the CAIR Coalition staff.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Bachelorâ€™s degree and experience working with youth, with a preference for prior experience with immigrants and/or detained juveniles. Must have excellent written and spoken communication skills. Ability to organize and prioritize work. Detail and deadline oriented is required. Written and oral Spanish fluency required.
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