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Immigration Law

Punishing Trauma: Incident Reporting and Immigrant Children in Government Custody (Report and Webinar)

National Immigrant Justice Center and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

"During their time in government custody, many children who have arrived at the U.S. border without a parent or guardian can incur “Significant Incident Reports.” These forms are used by the Office of Refugee Resettlement to document a wide array of incidents ranging from disclosures of past abuse or neglect to minor rule infractions within ORR facilities, as well as behavioral challenges. However, incident reports are highly punitive, often lacking in transparency and context, and only serve to cause additional harm to already vulnerable youth.


Join experts from the National Immigrant Justice Center and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights for a conversation about their recent report “Punishing Trauma: Incident Reporting and Immigrant Children in Government Custody,” and recommendations to overhaul incident reporting in the ORR system and ensure that no child in immigration custody is punished for their pain.

Speakers:

Azadeh Erfani, senior policy analyst, National Immigrant Justice Center
Jane Liu, senior litigation attorney, Young Center
Jennifer Nagda, policy director, Young Center

Accessibility information: Closed captioning will be enabled for this webinar. For other needs, please contact Tara Tidwell Cullen at ttidwellcullen@heartlandalliance.org.
 
Time: Nov 10, 2022 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)"