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February 09, 2021

Legal Resources and Training Materials

The American Bar Association has sponsored ProBAR, the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project, since 1989. ProBAR provides legal information and pro bono representation to indigent, detained immigrants and asylum-seekers in the Rio Grande Valley. In 2003, ProBAR established the “Immigrant Children’s Assistance Project,” focused on providing legal services to unaccompanied children detained in South Texas shelters. Since that time, ProBAR has developed expertise in working with Central American children and recently produced several videos sharing best practices including general tips on working with Central American children, how to best conduct “Know Your Rights” presentations and effective individual screening services. We hope these videos will assist others in their efforts to serve this highly vulnerable population.

Please click on the images below to access the videos.


Working with Central American Children (2014)

Screenings (2014)

Mock Screening (2014)

Trainings/Know Your Rights (2014)

TYLA/ProBAR Video (2010)

This video was a joint project of ProBAR and the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA).