July 13, 2015: “State Court Findings for Abused Youth Seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status” (Webinar)

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) allows certain youth immigrant survivors of abuse, abandonment, and/or neglect by a parent to obtain legal immigration status in the United States. This webinar will review elements required for a successful SIJS application focused particularly on special findings in state court orders. Faculty will provide information and resources on screening for SIJS eligibility, types of qualifying abuse, which SIJS cases OVW and LSC funded organizations may represent, jurisdictional concerns of judges, and clarification on the requirement that only one parent abused the petitioning youth.

This publication was developed under grant number SJI-20-E-005 from the State Justice Institute. The points of view expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the State Justice Institute.