Unaccompanied Refugee Minor

Unaccompanied Refugee Minor

LIRS and USCCB are responsible for coordinating with local
specialized foster care programs to place unaccompanied trafficked
children in culturally appropriate foster homes, group homes, or
independent living arrangements, appropriate to the youth’s
developmental needs. These programs were established to serve
unaccompanied refugee minors and are funded by the Office of
Refugee Resettlement (ORR). These foster care programs,
therefore, are referred to as the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor
programs (URM). Through the URM programs, these children will
receive intensive case management, education, health care, mental
health counseling, legal assistance, independent living skills
training, and many other services. They are eligible to remain in
foster care until they turn 20 or 21 years old, depending on the
foster care rules of the state.
http://usccb.org/mrs/childtrafFAQ032406.pdf

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