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Lawsuit Reveals Unaccompanied Child Manual of Procedures

December 19, 2023 (1 min read)

NILA, VECINA, Dec. 2023

"VECINA & NILA v. Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (D. Mass.) – Lawsuit seeking records the immediate release and proactive disclosure of a full and complete copy of the Unaccompanied Child Manual of Procedures (UC MAP). 
Co-Counsel: Araujo & Fisher LLC
Status: The complaint was filed on November 1, 2023. On December 11, 2023, the Administration for Children and Families released an unredacted copy of all 6 sections of the manual. Whether the agency will proactively disclose the manual going forward remains an outstanding issue in the case.
Section 1: Placement in ORR Care Provider Facilities
Section 2: Safe and Timely Release from ORR Care
Section 3: Services
Section 4: Preventing, Detecting, and Responding to Sexual Abuse and Harassment
Section 5: Program Management
Section 6: Resources and Services Available After Release from ORR Care"