Foster Mom Reflects on Six Years Caring for More Than 100 Central American Children
The Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program began in 2003 as part of a recognition by both political parties that when children arrived alone at our border, often in search of safety from circumstances back home, they warranted special protection.
New York Agencies Should Stop Working with Trump Administration on Unaccompanied Minors
I believe that the time has come for each of us to take whatever action is available to stop the abuse of asylum-seeking unaccompanied minors and families being implemented by the current federal administration.
Screening Tool Helps Identify Sexually Exploited Minors
By the time youth are referred to WestCoast Children’s Clinic for mental health services to help them heal from commercial sexual exploitation, it has likely been going on for years. Despite their having interacted with child welfare, juvenile justice, school, or health care systems, for many of these youth, the fact that they are being trafficked, or sold for sex, has gone unnoticed by professionals in a position to help them.
What’s Behind the Unaccompanied Minors Boom
As we reported upon the completion of the 2014 appropriations process, funding for youth-related federal programs was mostly level with 2012-2013, while juvenile justice funding to states saw its third ugly haircut in four years.