Forensic Assessment for Immigration Relief (FAIR) Clinic

The FAIR Clinic is a staff-run clinic dedicated to providing forensic medical and psychological evaluations free of charge to child and adolescent survivors of torture, persecution, or other human rights abuses who are seeking asylum in the United States. The FAIR Clinic is the only one of its kind in Illinois to specialize in pediatric populations.


Goals & Objectives

  • Increase access to medical and psychological forensic asylum evaluations for children/adolescents who have experienced trauma in their countries of origin or anywhere along their migration route.
  • Train the next generation of healthcare providers to be able to offer these evaluations that are so essential to procuring safety and access to healthcare for an extremely vulnerable population.
  • Collect data on documented psychiatric and medical needs of this population to contribute to the general knowledge about this population and to inform program development and capacity-building efforts locally.

FAIR Clinic Team

The FAIR Clinic is co-led by the following Lurie Children’s providers, bilingual in Spanish. Lurie Children’s medical and psychiatric students, interns, and fellows will also have the opportunity to learn how to conduct these specialized assessments.

Rebecca Ford-Paz, PhD

Clinical Child Psychologist, Trauma Treatment Service in the Pritzker Department of Psychiatry Behavioral Health

Contact: 312.227.6034 | rfordpaz@luriechildrens.org

Norell Rosado, MD

Interim Division Head, Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics

Contact: 312.227.2580 | nrosado@luriechildrens.org

Referrals

To make a psychological evaluation referral, please call 312.227.6034.

To make a medical evaluation referral, please call 312.227.2580.

Referrals may come from immigration attorneys directly or from the Midwest Human Rights Consortium.

Location

Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park 
467 W. Deming Place 
Chicago, Illinois 60614

Psychological evaluations will take place in the Pritzker Department of Psychiatry Behavioral Health Clinic on the 8th Floor. Medical evaluations will take place at the Safety and Well-Being Clinic on the 4th Floor. 

Philanthropy

We rely on philanthropic funding to enhance our program and services. Your support is vital in helping us continue to reach the FAIR Clinic's goals. To learn more about how you can support the FAIR Clinic, please e-mail the Ann Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at foundation@luriechildrens.org or call 312.227.7500, or make a gift below.