Tune in Tonight (6 pm PST, 9 pm EST) to Heart to Heart…
Tonight on Heart to Heart, we will have 3 women who are working to open the blocked passage ways for children of parents who have been deported, incarcerated or separated by other means, to leave their babies behind. Not by choice, but by mandate. We need to know what happens to these children and who cares enough to protect the children and reunite families. This is where we introduce Yali, Kristen and Cecelia:
Kristen Jackson, Staff Attorney
Immigrants Rights Project of Los Angeles , Public Counsel
Lecturer in Law, UCLA Law faculty
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. She also provides SIJS trainings and SIJS technical assistance across the country. Before joining Public Counsel, Kristen clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School , where she was a student director of the Advocacy for Parents and Children Clinic and the Notes Editor for The Yale Law Review. She also co-teaches the Immigration Clinic for UCLA Law School .
Yali Lincroft, MBA, Program and Policy Consultant
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, she has served as the Annie E. Casey Foundations primary consultant on children of incarcerated parentsissues and has worked with the San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Initiative, the New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents, and the newly formed Alameda County Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents.
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.
Shirley and Maria welcomes you to Heart to Heart. Our guests this Sunday are Yali Lincroft, MBA, Program and Policy Consultant, Kristen Jackson who is a Staff Attorney in the Immigrants Rights Project of Los Angeles-based Public Counsel, and Cecilia Saco, MSW, is a Supervising Children’s Social Worker with Los Angeles County Dept. of Children and Family Services (DCFS).We will talk about the good news surrounding children of incarcerated or exiled parents. If you’ve ever wondered what happens to these children, join us Sunday at 6PM PST 9 PM EST.
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