ABOUT THE YOUNG CENTER:
The Young Center is dedicated to promoting the best interests—safety and well-being—of unaccompanied and separated immigrant children in the United States. The immediate focus of the Young Center’s work is to serve as Child Advocate (guardian ad litem for children in immigration proceedings) for unaccompanied and separated children pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act and the 2013 Violence Against Women Act. Our role is to identify and advocate for the best interests of children in federal custody, applying federal and state law and long-recognized principles of the best interests of the child.
The Policy Analyst plays a key role protecting the rights of immigrant children through advocacy with Congressional offices and committees, federal agencies and stakeholders in the field of children’s and immigrants’ rights. The Policy Analyst will track legislation impacting migrant children; research and develop issue briefs and talking points on legislation and agency policies and practices; and engage in outreach with allies at the intersection of immigration, child welfare, juvenile justice, and child health and development. The Policy Analyst will represent the Young Center before legislative and executive branch agencies at the federal level and handle press, media and speaking opportunities as appropriate.
• Creative thinking and problem-solving skills
• Passion, tenacity and optimism for the issues affecting immigrant children and their families