The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for the position of Houston Supervising Attorney to be based in Houston, Texas. The Houston Supervising Attorney will supervise the Houston Staff Attorney and Administrative Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator as well as Houston-based volunteer Child Advocates appointed pursuant to the Wilberforce Trafficking Protection Reauthorization Act. The Houston office of the Young Center will serve both detained and released children. While this is a Supervising Attorney position, the person hired cannot serve as the immigration attorney for any child, but instead will be appointed as Child Advocate or will supervise the work of Child Advocates.
The Young Center is dedicated to promoting the best interests—safety and well-being—of unaccompanied and separated immigrant children in the United States. The Young Center serves as Child Advocate (best interests guardian ad litem in immigration proceedings) for unaccompanied children pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) and the 2013 Violence Against Women Act. The Young Center also conducts policy advocacy at the national level to promote consideration of best interests in all decisions concerning immigrant children. The Young Center team is a passionate and collegial group of professionals—attorneys, social workers and administrative staff—committed to ensuring that children receive the full protection of federal immigration law, domestic child welfare law and international human rights law. The Young Center is at the forefront of best interests advocacy for unaccompanied immigrant children.