Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

About Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) serves as the leading organization for the protection of children who enter the U.S. immigration system alone and strives to ensure that no such child appears in immigration court without representation. We achieve fundamental fairness through high-quality legal representation and by advancing the child’s best interests, safety, and well-being.


Social Work Volunteer

June 2021 - June 2021 Fort Bliss, TX
“I loved the staff team I got to work with. They were very supportive of each other and valued mental and emotional health as they worked in an often heavy environment. They took time to debrief and check in with each other at the end of every day. Each individual was so passionate about the work and strove to provide the best service to each child. There was a very clear common goal and the team worked so well together in a very dysfunctional government shelter.”

Legal Intern

January 2019 - June 2019 Baltimore, MD
“I really enjoyed having the opportunity to intern at KIND, and shadow amazing social workers, paralegals, attorneys and overall inspiring people!”
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