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Click on the lesson above to read through ORR’s policy related to Home Studies and Post Release Services.
As noted in the Section 2.2 Application for Safe and Timely Release of an Unaccompanied Alien Child from ORR Care, the application process for release of an unaccompanied alien child involves a number of steps, including background checks (see Section 2.5 ORR Policies on Requesting Background Checks) and submission of the application by the sponsor. This section describes the criteria ORR uses to assess each potential sponsor’s ability to provide for the physical and mental well-being of the unaccompanied alien child, and the role of home studies in the process.
The sponsor assessment reviews a sponsor’s strengths, resources, risk factors and special concerns within the context of the unaccompanied alien child’s needs, strengths, risk factors, and relationship to the sponsor. ORR also determines whether to conduct a home study, as required by the law or as necessary to ensure the welfare of the child
ORR considers the following factors when evaluating family members and other potential sponsors:
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