Services for Unaccompanied Children (UC) 14: Post-Release Services
Post-release services are individualized based on the assessed needs of the child and:
ensure child safety and well-being;
provide linkages to necessary services and supports including legal services, education assistance, mental health counseling, and medical care:
support a positive family reunification and family preservation; and
help create a path to permanency.
Although the goal of post-release services is physical, emotional, and legal permanence, the attainment of permanency is complicated by the fact that children who are released to sponsors are still in active legal proceedings. Children who are not eligible for legal relief, or who do not comply with immigration court requirements, may receive an order of removal or opt for voluntary departure from the United States, ultimately affecting the long-term stability of their sponsorship placement.
NAThe organization does not provide post-release services.
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Unaccompanied Children Services support youth safety and well-being, facilitate family involvement and provide necessary supports to children seeking physical and emotional safety and legal protection.