In 2014, the Annie E. Casey Foundation issued a report, Noncitizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice System, aimed at ensuring the safe and fair treatment of noncitizen youth in detention. This update picks up where the 2014 report left off. It tells how subsequent policy changes have impacted youth in the juvenile justice system and offers updated advice on working with noncitizen youth and young people with noncitizen family members. The goal? Arm jurisdictions and individual employees with the information needed to craft policies and procedures consistent with the core strategies of the Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative.
Webinar about noncitizen youth recorded on March 15, 2018 on JDAIconnect
Recent shifts in U.S. policy have put noncitizen youth involved in the juvenile justice system at greater risk of arrest, detention and deportation by federal immigration authorities, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Learn about current federal policies on immigration enforcement and hear practice recommendations for working with immigrant youth.
Featuring Angie Junck, supervising attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), and Rachel Prandini, staff attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, the authors of the 2018 update to the JDAI practice guide on working with noncitizen youth in the juvenile justice system.
The webinar opens with remarks from Nate Balis, director, Juvenile Justice Strategy Group at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. It's moderated by Marcia Rincon-Gallardo, founder and executive director of NOXTIN: Equal Justice for All.
Juvenile justice officials should not honor any ICE detainer or hold requests for youth.
Tip No. 2
Juvenile justice officials should advocate against 287(g) agreements that allow local law enforcement officials to act as immigration officers.
Tip No. 3
Juvenile justice officials should ensure compliance with all state confidentiality laws before sharing any information with ICE or Border Patrol.
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Noncitizen youth involved in the juvenile justice system are at increased risk of arrest, detention and deportation by ICE.
An estimated 11 million people are living in the United States without documentation and more than 5 million children in the United States currently live with at least one parent living in the country without legal documents.
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