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The Home School Legal Defense Association is a non-profit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Home School Legal Defense Association protects your right to homeschool in court, advocate for homeschool freedom in state legislatures, and work to advance homeschooling in the public arena.
Information about many issues immigrant youth face when living in the United States. Topics include citizenship, Social Security numbers, taxes, public benefits, going to college, and more. English/Spanish/Korean available.
Programs include Youth Programs, The National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA), Truancy Assessment Service Center (TASC), Court Programs (FINS), and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). The National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, together with its state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the United States can be safe, have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive. TASC is a prevention program, providing early identification and assessment of school absences for children grades K-5. Through this program, children and families are given the opportunity to informally and voluntarily resolve chronic absenteeism without court involvement. FINS or Families in Need of Service are programs for families on the verge of crisis due to the ungovernable behavior of a child. The primary goal of FINS is to secure appropriate services to remedy the family’s dysfunction. TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection.
OJJ serves youth who have been adjudicated delinquent or Families in Need of Services (FINS). OJJ is responsible for youth assigned to their care by the court system, either for supervision or custody in residential placement or secure care.