Jessica Jones

  • Hosted by Women's Refugee Commission/Detention and Asylum Program
  • Sponsored by Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Service location Washington
  • Law school Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Issue area Children/Youth, Immigrant Populations, Immigration Law Reform
  • Fellowship class year 2011
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Increase protection of migrant youth in the United States with a focus on compliance with domestic and international law, detention conditions and adequate screening for trafficking or other abuse.

To address this need this project will undertake investigative research and documentation of the conditions of facilities where migrant children are held. The findings and additional research will be used to create recommendations and advocate for change with DHS and Congress.

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