Safe Passage Project

safe-passage-ssEach year, thousands of children enter the United States alone, seeking refuge from abuse and maltreatment. Others migrate to the United States with parents who are unable or unwilling to care for them and end up in foster care. None are entitled to immigration counsel at government expense. Many are eligible for asylum and others may qualify for Special Immigrant Juvenile status, which allows unaccompanied minors to become permanent residents. The Justice Action Center’s Safe Passage Project works with attorneys and law students to provide pro bono services to juveniles. Professor Lenni Benson and Adjunct Professor and Project Fellow Bethany Ow serve as mentors. For up to date activity, events, and resources, visit  www.safepassageproject.com.