Trump Administration Rule Change Could Unleash Hundreds of Millions in Federal Funds to Defend Rights of Parents, Children in Child Protection Cases

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Trump Administration Rule Change Could Unleash Hundreds of Millions in Federal Funds to Defend Rights of Parents, Children in Child Protection Cases

February 5, 2019 | John Kelly | Chronicle of Social Change (CA)
Most state and local courts have some guarantees of legal support available for kids and parents, even though the Supreme Court has ruled it is not constitutionally required. But child representation is not always provided by a lawyer.
Tags: Children & Juvenile | Civil Right to Counsel | Funding: Federal

The government pays for migrant children’s lawyers. Challenge the government, and they can lose their funding

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The government pays for migrant children’s lawyers. Challenge the government, and they can lose their funding

November 13, 2018 | Patrick Michels | Reveal News
The U.S. refugee agency that cares for children who have crossed the border alone has for years threatened to cut off funding to legal advocates if they challenge a child’s detention or placement in juvenile jails, according to attorneys who have worked within the system.
Tags: Funding: Federal | Immigration Process