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Catholic Charities to Provide Legal Aid to Unaccompanied Minors

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January 12, 2016

Catholic Charities of California (CCC) has announced that the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has again chosen to award the organization additional funding to provide Unaccompanied Undocumented Minor (UUM) Legal Services in the current fiscal year.  CCC will receive an additional $100,000, bringing the total grant amount to $340,000 for Fiscal Year 2015-16.  These funds will allow local Catholic Charities Agencies to provide legal services to 68 unaccompanied undocumented minors.

CCC received the second largest award amount out of the 21 grantees.                 

State statute created a high standard of performance and strict eligibility criteria for organizations to receive this funding.  This is the third award CCC has received from CDSS to provide UUM Legal Services.  CCC was awarded $356,000 in FY 2014-15 to provide legal services to 89 UUMs.

CCC has been recognized as a top performer in the state for this grant.  Visit Catholic Charities of California’s website for information on other programs offered in dioceses around the state.