Clearinghouse Resource


Undocumented Immigrant Youth: Guide for Advocates and Service Providers


National Collaboration for Youth (NCY)
National Juvenile Justice Network


Washington, DC: National Collaboration for Youth; National Juvenile Justice Network

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

Building Bridges to Benefit Youth November 2006, 23 pages

Description of Resource

In order to provide consistent support and protection for these children, juvenile justice advocates, immigration advocates and youth serving agencies must all collaborate. This brief aims to provide advocates and youth service agencies the background necessary for this collaboration. It outlines the risks and obstacles that undocumented immigrant youth face in both the immigration and juvenile justice systems. The brief also recommends policies and actions that immigration advocates, youth advocates, and service providers could adopt to improve the safety and well-being of immigrant youth. (Description from source)