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Susan Kingsland

TheLegal Aid Society
Social Worker, Immigration Law Unit
New York, NY, USA

Susan Kingsland is the Social Worker in the Immigrant Youth Representation Project at The Legal Aid Society. In this capacity, she works with children and adolescents who are in removal proceedings, mostly unaccompanied minors from Central America, helping them enroll in school, access mental health resources, and obtain medical insurance. Susan provides supportive counseling, crisis intervention and ongoing safety assessments to vulnerable youth clients, collaborating with legal practitioners, child welfare workers, educators and psychologists. Prior to Legal Aid, Susan worked at several nonprofit organizations addressing homelessness and affordable housing issues, chronic mental illness and HIV/AIDS; creating programming for individuals in crisis and living with domestic violence. Susan has experience working as an interpreter for victims of human trafficking from Mexico, and has participated in delegations to El Salvador and Honduras. Susan completed Coro Leadership New York in 2012, and was a member of the Leadership Caucus at CRE in 2013. Susan received her Masters in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work at CUNY.

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