These CICW authored reports review recent practice, policy, and research at the intersection of immigration and child welfare.

Strengthening Border Families: Community & Policy Responses

By | Child Well-Being, CICW Publications, Early Childhood, Reports

Strengthening Border Families: Community and Policy Responses to Serving Immigrant Families with Young Children in Doña Ana County, NM

Megan Finno-Velasquez, Sophia Sepp, Anayeli Lopez, and Michelle Salazar Pérez; Center on Immigration and Child Welfare (May 2021)

This report details the results and recommendations of the first phase of a community-based participatory research project which aimed to explore the accessibility and quality of services as well as barriers and facilitators to service receipt among immigrant families with young children in the New Mexico borderlands.

Intersection of Immigration with Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems

By | CICW Publications, Foster Care, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Reports, Resources, Social Work, State Policies

Intersection of Immigration with Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems: A Review of Research, Policy, and Practice

Megan Finno-Velasquez, Ph.D. and Jill K. Pardini, MPP, CICW and AECF (March 15, 2018)

This report reviews existing literature on immigrant children and families who encounter the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems to assess the needs, current relevant policies and practices, and existing gaps in research related to this population.

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