Partner Outside Organization: Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)
Chair: Allan Kassirer
Completion Date of Last Project: ongoing
Description: The KIND Pro Bono advocacy program engages attorneys and Spanish speaking congregants to help children who have escaped from either abuse, harassment by drug related gangs, or were victims of crime in their native countries, and who have made the harrowing journey to the United States and been taken in to custody by the INS to gain legal status in the US. US law protects these children, and volunteers give minimal hours to help save these children.
Family Friendly: No, need adults who are licensed attorneys and/or can speak fluent Spanish to help translate conversations into English.
Is It B’nai Mitzvah Project Worthy?: No