Shalyn Fluharty

  • Hosted by Catholic Charities Community Services
  • Sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Service location New York
  • Law school University of California, Davis School of Law
  • Issue area Children/Youth, Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2010
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Each year the U.S. detains unaccompanied immigrant children who have to navigate a complex immigration system without the benefit of counsel. I will develop a legal orientation curriculum and attorney toolkit to empower advocates to meet the unique needs of this population. I will produce specialized legal orientation scripts with visual aids, a workbook designed to enhance comprehension of important legal information, materials to help advocates overcome the challenges of rapport-building, and an online toolkit for attorneys who represent children in court.

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