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Stopping by to share their vision for children of incarcerated parents are Kristen Jackson, Yali Lincroft and Cecilia Saco: Kristen Jackson is a Staff Attorney in the Immigrants Rights Project of Los Angeles-based Public Counsel. She represents abused, abandoned or neglected children eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) in the delinquency, dependency, and probate systems both before the immigration service and in immigration court. Yali Lincroft is a program and policy consultant based in San Francisco , California . Her current clients include the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the American Humane Association, and First Focus, a Washington-DC based childrens advocacy organization. She has written many policy reports on child welfare, including the Annie E. Casey Foundation publications, Undercounted, Underserved: Immigrants in the Child Welfare System and After the Earthquake: A Bulletin for Child Welfare Organizations Assisting Haitians in the United States . She is the founding member of the Migration and Child Welfare National Network housed at the American Humane Association. Since 2006. Cecilia Saco, MSW, is a Supervising Children’s Social Worker with Los Angeles County Dept. of Children and Family Services (DCFS). She supervises a countywide specialized unit dedicated to the filing of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) on behalf of qualifying undocumented immigrant children. Cecilia co-chairs the Southern California International Services Committee and is a member of the Migration and Child Welfare National Network. Enjoy the Show!

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