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The Safe Passage Project
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The Safe Passage Project was created to address the unmet legal needs of indigent immigrant youth living in New York by providing these indigent youth with basic advice and assistance. They work with volunteer attorneys to provide representation for unaccompanied minors in immigration court. It also provides training, resources, and mentoring to volunteer attorneys regarding Special Immigrant Juvenile status as well as other possible immigration alternatives for children. We'll learn more from Claire Thomas, Esq., a staff attorney with Safe Passage Project. Plus, a discussion about school safety with returning guest Sylvia Kallich, RN.
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Educviii: School Health Update with Sylvia Kallich, RN.

Flu season is here, and we also have the threat of Enterovirus. Sylvia explains how illnesses can spread through schools and what you can do to keep your children healthy.
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Educviii: Safe Passage Project

A legal group is training hundreds of pro-bono attorneys to help undocumented kids from Central America. Our guest is Claire Thomas, the staff attorney for the Safe Passage Project, which is training lawyers on how to navigate the legal system and also to deal with traumatized children.
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Safe Passage Project

Safe Passage Project, a registered 501c3 not-for-profit, was created to address the unmet legal needs of indigent immigrant youth living in New York by providing these indigent youth with basic advice and assistance. We work with volunteer attorneys to provide representation for unaccompanied minors in immigration court.


Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Claire Thomas
Claire Thomas graduated from the University of Chicago and also studied at the Universite de Paris X, Nanterre. She holds a graduate degree from New York University’s Center for Global Affairs and a law degree from New York Law School. Before joining the Safe Passage Project team in 2014, she advocated for the rights of African and Caribbean immigrants as a legal intern, then staff attorney at the African Services Committee, a Harlem non-profit that assists persons living with HIV/AIDS. Additionally, Ms. Thomas provided pro bono representation for survivors of gender-based violence, including minors, in immigration proceedings. Ms. Thomas also directed “Projet Aimée,” the African Services Committee’s women’s empowerment group for survivors of gender-based violence, funded by a Community Action Grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). She is a member of the Immigration & Nationality Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York as well as chair of the Youth and Children subcommittee. She is also an adjunct member of the Association’s African Affairs Committee and co-chair of its Gender subcommittee. She has contributed articles on women’s rights to Perspectives on Global Issues and to Women for Women International’s Critical Half Journal.

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