L. Yliana Johansen

  • Hosted by Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
  • Sponsored by Microsoft Corporation
  • Service location Los Angeles, California
  • Law school Boston College Law School
  • Issue area Children/Youth, Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2011
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

L. Yliana focused on developing procedural clarity in one-parent special immigrant juvenile status cases in Los Angeles and Orange County. She partnered with University of California Irvine (UCI) Law School’s pro bono programs so that UCI law students have the opportunity to work with youth in immigration deportation proceedings in immigration, family and juvenile court procedures.

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