Report Recommends Continuing Child Advocate Program
April 27, 2016 | Publication | Migration

A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office recommends that the Department of Health and Human Services continue to support expansion of the Child Advocate program, which promotes the best interests of vulnerable unaccompanied immigrant children. The report found the program, run by the MacArthur-supported Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, gives children a voice during the immigration process and should expand to keep pace with the number of unaccompanied children who need assistance. More than 70 percent of the recommendations the Young Center makes to help ensure a child’s safety and well-being at different points in the immigration process are being followed.