Reaching Out to Immigrant Children in Our Community:
Identifying Your Rights in School and Court
6:30 - 8:00 pm Monday
Village Branch of Lexington Public Library
2185 Versailles Road
This event is free and the public is cordially welcome.
Join a conversation with advocates for young people and immigrants focused on the rights of children and families in our schools, communities and courts. This information will empower young people and their families to secure an education and protect their rights in school and the courts.
Speakers will help clarify:
a child's right to an education in Kentucky, what the school must do, what the school cannot do, what additional services children and families can access to help the child succeed
a family's obligation to educate their children, what guardians must do regarding enrollment in school, what options a family may have, what can happen if you fail to enroll your child in school
a child's rights in our court system in Kentucky, how our juvenile justice system is constructed, what the law requires of children and families, what kinds of charges children can face, what rights guardians and children have in our justice system, how our child protection system intersects with our court system
changes in immigration law that can impact children
Sponsored by the Children’s Law Center
The Children’s Law Center is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the legal rights and entitlements of children in Kentucky through quality legal representation, research and policy development, and training and education to attorneys and others regarding the rights of children.
Our priorities include juvenile justice, child welfare, and education issues generally, as well as emphasis on improving the quality of and accessibility to legal representation, for children in Kentucky and Ohio.
Voices for Peace and Justice (October, 2009)
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