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Immigration guide offers resources to children services staff

Immigration guide offers resources to children services staff

In the wake of uncertainty regarding the status of immigrant families, where the parents or children may be undocumented, PCSAO has released a quick-reference guide to help caseworkers, supervisors and other child protection agency staff navigate the legal barriers to serving them.

The Quick Reference Guide: Immigration and Child Welfare was developed to help agency staff respond to the increasing number of immigrant families who may come to the attention of the agency or who may seek agency assistance. The guide offers scenarios, procedures, a number of links to helpful online information and a directory of Ohio and national resources.

Because immigration policy is shifting, PCSAO recommends that agency staff always consult legal counsel for the most up-to-date advice available.