Assessing Need and Utilization of Community Services among Unaccompanied Alien Youth Released Without Follow-Up Services
University of Maryland
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Baltimore, MD: Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services
July 2016, 5 pages
This follow-up services report from the University of Maryland and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS), sought to assess more concretely the needs of children released from shelter care with no follow-up services in place. Preliminary data indicates that many families are able to access and utilize services in the community through their own efforts. However, it was also concluded that sponsors had difficulty handling UAC and family legal issues pertaining to immigration status on their own.