Courtney Bolin

  • Hosted by Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.
  • Sponsored by The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
  • Service location San Diego
  • Law school University of San Diego School of Law
  • Issue area Children/Youth, Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2008
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Abused, undocumented children are one of the most vulnerable segments of our society. Aside from the physical scars, they are unable to work or go to college. This dark past and dim future leads to their delinquency. Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) provides these children a means to citizenship. Through education of the legal community, outreach, and legal services, my project assists eligible children in obtaining SIJS through the Delinquency Court. Additionally, clients are provided with resources to help them achieve future goals.

The Inspiration

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