In California, more than 300,000 grandparents are the primary caregivers to their grandchildren. When family steps in, the law needs to catch up. The Kinship Care Project helps clients petition for guardianship, secure custody, apply for public benefits, secure special benefits for children with disabilities, make education and medical decisions, and obtain health care coverage.
Bet Tzedek helps unaccompanied child immigrants stabilize their lives and resolve their uncertain legal status. By identifying and securing legal guardianship for these vulnerable children, the program ensures their physical and emotional well-being. Bet Tzedek is leading this national effort, training pro bono volunteers in these special proceedings and guiding state legislatures in the policy changes necessary to respond to this issue.
If you are an advocate seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) findings or are representing a client seeking a specific form of guardianship following parental deportation, please click here for additional information.
Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties
1 new guardianship call per day