Descriptive Study of the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program

The Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Program serves refugees and related special populations of youth who do not have a parent or relative available to care for them. The Administration for Children and Families has funded MEF Associates to conduct a descriptive study of how different URM programs administer benefits and services for refugee youth, the characteristics of populations served by the program, and what data collected for the URM Program can show about extent that URMs achieve self-sufficiency. The study involves an online survey of program administrators, site visits to six URM programs, and exploration and analysis of program data. Child Trends is a subcontractor to MEF on this project.

Refugee Resettlement and Assistance | Youth Services
Sam Elkin | Mary Farrell | Kimberly Foley | Angela Gaffney | Liza Rodler