ABA Center on Children and the Law
1050 Connecticut Ave. N.W
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Phone: (202) 662-1720
Fax: (202) 662-1755
The ABA Center on Children and the Law seeks to improve the laws, policies, and judicial procedures affecting children by supporting legal representation for youth, facilitating coordination between attorneys and caseworkers, reducing court delays, and providing training to court professionals involved in child welfare.
American Immigration Council
1331 G Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005-3141
Phone: (202) 507-7500
Fax: (202) 742-5619
The mission of the American Immigration Council is to strengthen America by honoring its immigrant history and shaping how Americans think and act towards immigration now and in the future.
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
3211 Fourth Street NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20017
Toll-Free: (888) 572-6500
General Scope: Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS) is a national technical assistance program addressing the challenges which refugee youth and children face in adjusting to life in the U. S. Its purpose is to broaden the scope of information and increase the collaboration among service providers for refugee youth, children and families.
BRYCS is a project of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS), and it is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
University of Minnesota School of Social Work
205 Peters Hall, 1404 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108
Phone: (612) 624-4231
General Scope: The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) was established with Federal Title IV-E funding and a grant from the Bush Foundation. The goals of the CASCW include preparing graduate students to work in public social services; providing practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and educators with timely information and resources to strengthen the child welfare system's capacity to respond effectively to the families who use its services; and enhancing child welfare training.
Chapin Hall Center for Children
1313 East 60th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: (773) 753-5900
Fax: (773) 753-5940
Chapin Hall is a research and development center focusing on policies, practices, and programs affecting children and the families and communities in which they live. The Center devotes special attention to children facing significant problems such as abuse or neglect, poverty, and mental or physical illnesses, and to the service systems designed to address these problems.
1110 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 2005
Phone: (202) 657-0670
Fax: (202) 657-0671
First Focus is a bipartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families a priority in Federal policy and budget decisions.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
1663 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94103
Phone: (415) 255-9499
Fax: (415) 255-9792
The Immingrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) provides legal trainings, educational materials, and advocacy to advance immigrant rights. The mission of the ILRC is to work with and educate immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services
700 Light Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Phone: (410) 230-2700
Fax: (410) 230-2890
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) advocates for migrants and refugees with the goal of transforming communities through ministries of service and justice.
Migration and Refugee Services
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
3211 Fourth Street, NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20017
Phone: (202) 541-3352
Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) serve and advocate for refugees, asylees, and other forced migrants, immigrants, and other people on the move. Special concern is given to the most vulnerable among these populations, such as, but not limited to, minors unaccompanied by parents or adult guardians and the victims of human trafficking.
National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 350
Arlington, Virginia 22202-3711
Phone: (703) 310-1130
Fax: (703) 769-4241
The National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children (NCRIC) is a program of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). NCRIC provides pro bono legal and social services for unaccompanied migrant children as they navigate the U.S. Immigration Courts.
National Center on Immigration Integration Policy
Migration Policy Institute
1400 16th Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Phone: (202) 266-1940
Fax: (202) 266-1900
The National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, located at the Migration Policy Institute, provides policy focused research, policy design, leadership development, technical assistance, and training for government officials and community leaders, and an electronic resource center on immigrant integration issues with a special focus on State and local policies and data.
National Council For Adoption
225 North Washington Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2561
Phone: (703) 299-6633
The National Council For Adoption promotes the well-being of children, birthparents, and adoptive families by informing policy leaders, the media, social service providers, and the public about the positive option of adoption. The Council is a charitable membership organization with a variety or functions: a think tank for adoption awareness and information, a provider of public information and education, and an advocate for adoption.
National Immigrant Justice Center
208 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
NIJC provides direct legal services to and advocates for these populations through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education.
National Resource Center for In-Home Services
University of Iowa School of Social Work
100 MTP4, Room 162
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-500
Phone: (319) 335-4932
The National Resource Center for In-Home Services (NRCIHS) serves as a national center of expertise regarding child welfare practice related to ensuring the safety of children and youth in their homes and making reasonable efforts to preserve families in which maltreatment has occurred.
The NRCIHS is responsible for providing T&TA to build the capacities of State and Tribal child welfare systems to safely maintain children in their homes; prevent children's initial placement or reentry into foster care; preserve, support, and stabilize families; and promote the well-being of children, youth, and families.
The NRCIHS is a service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
901 D Street, SW - ORR/8th Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20447
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides new populations with the opportunity to maximize their potential in the United States. Our programs provide people in need with critical resources to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society.
U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Information and Customer Service Division MS 2260
111 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20529-2260
Toll-Free: (800) 375-5283
Toll-Free: (877) 247-4645
TDD: (800) 767-1833
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.
USCIS provides accurate and useful information to customers, grants immigration and citizenship benefits, promotes an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensures the integrity of the immigration system.
2100 M Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20037
Phone: (202) 833-7200
Phone: (202) 261-5709
Toll-Free: (877) 847-7877
The Urban Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy, research, and educational organization established to examine the social, economic, and governance problems facing the nation. The Institute provides information and analysis to public and private decision makers and strives to improve citizen understanding of the issues and tradeoffs in policy-making. Among the Urban Institute's Policy Centers are population studies, communities, health, education, and social policy.
Vera Institute of Justice
1100 First St NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
Phone: (202) 465-8900
Phone: (213) 223-2442
Phone: (504) 593-0937
Phone: (212) 334-1300
The Vera Institute of Justice combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.
Women's Refugee Commission
122 East 42nd Street
New York, New York 10168-128
Phone: (202) 822-0166
Phone: (212) 551-3115
Fax: (202) 822-0089
Fax: (212) 551-3180
The mission of the Women's Refugee Commission is to improve the lives and protect the rights of women, children and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. The Commission researches their needs, identifies solutions, and advocates for programs and policies to strengthen their resilience and drive change in humanitarian practice.
Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights (The)
University of Chicago
6020 South University Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: (773) 702-9560
The mission of the Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights is to promote the best interests - safety, permanency and well-being - of unaccompanied immigrant children according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Center offers a model through which Young Center attorneys, who have experience in immigration and child welfare law, recruit, train and supervise bilingual law and social work students as well as lay volunteers, who are assigned to serve as Child Advocates (guardians ad litem) for individual unaccompanied children. The Young Center also advocates for policy change at the local and national level.
The Young Center is part of the legal clinic at the University of Chicago Law School as an independent project.