About KIND: Protecting Children Alone

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Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

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KIND President Wendy Young: KIND arranges pro bono, or volunteer, legal representation with its partners so that no child is forced to go through a very complicated court proceeding without representation.

KIND Co-Founder Brad Smith: These kids are fleeing from war, or persecution, or other violence and they end up here in deportation proceedings.

KIND President Wendy Young: We have been working with families who have been subject to the family separation policy, including parents who have already been deported back to their home countries who are frantic to know where their children are.

Graphic: 20,400 Cases Referred to KIND Since 2009

Graphic: KIND Has Worked With Children From 74 Countries

Graphic: 93% KIND’s Completed Cases in 2019 Resulted in Legal Relief

Graphic: 705 KIND Clients Served with Social Services in 2019

KIND Co-Founder Brad Smith: They won a case that has completely transformed someone else’s life.

KIND Client: I want to say thank you to KIND for helping me and kids like me.

KIND President Wendy Young: We thank you for standing with them and standing with us.