Kids in Need of Defense (Boston Office)

  • Location:
    11 Beacon Street
    Suite 820
    Boston, MA 02108
  • Phone:
    (617) 207-4138
  • Fax:
    (617) 336-7438
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is the preeminent U.S.-based nongovernmental organization devoted to the protection of unaccompanied and separated children. KIND envisions a world in which every unaccompanied child on the move has access to legal counsel and has their rights and well-being protected as they migrate alone in search of safety. In 2008, KIND was founded by the Microsoft Corporation and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie to address the gap in legal services for unaccompanied minors. KIND has offices across United States and in Mexico that provide unaccompanied children with holistic care that includes legal assistance and social services. Through strategic partnerships, we provide pro bono legal representation for refugee and migrant children across the country. In addition, through our comprehensive social services programming, KIND complements its legal efforts by bringing a truly holistic approach to protecting children after their arrival in the United States. KIND provides attorneys to represent children at no cost. Our dedicated team trains and mentors our volunteer attorneys throughout their cases with us.  Our staff also represent these children and provide Know Your Rights presentations in the cities in which we work to share vital information with communities in need.

Counties served: Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, U visas
Types of immigration legal services provided: Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court
Non-legal services: Referrals to other services
Populations served: Juveniles
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? No


Volunteer Coordinator
Nirupa Narayan