Children's Program

The Children’s Program provides free legal representation to immigrant children and their families who have been victims of abuse, neglect, abandonment, trafficking and violence through in-house representation and referral to our network of volunteer attorneys.  The Equal Justice Works justice AmeriCorps Legal Fellows provide “Know-Your-Rights” presentations, intakes, referrals, and direct legal representation to unaccompanied children in removal proceedings. Through the Emerson Collective fellowship, RMIAN provides free legal representation and outreach to children and their families who are eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Children’s Program staff members share their expertise through regular presentations and trainings to attorneys, judges, educators, law enforcement, child welfare agencies, social service providers and other community members throughout the state. 

The Children's Program strives to:

  • Provide immigration-related direct representation for the most vulnerable children in Colorado
  • Educate the community about options and resources for immigrant children
  • Develop a statewide network of assistance for immigrant children and the professionals that serve them
  • Collaborate with national and statewide advocates for immigrant children and their families

For a link to a training provided by RMIAN Children’s Program and the Colorado Chapter of AILA, please click here.

RMIAN helped me obtain my residency as a student on a path to college. Being an undocumented immigrant draws an imaginary but harsh boundary on your dreams. My life-long dream to become a doctor abruptly stopped my senior year of high school due to my documentation status. RMIAN not only helped to erase the boundary, but returned the hope I had lost to become a doctor. RMIAN completely changed my life.
— RMIAN Children’s Program Client