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To further our vision of a society in which all women and girls are economically secure, empowered to make their own choices, and can live and work free of discrimination, this Resource Library and Technical Assistance Center provides timely information on a vast array of topics of interest to those working across the country to help victims of violence against immigrant women.  The National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project (NIWAP, pronounced new-app) produces materials on a range of issues facing women and families.  This searchable library of resources is designed to be used by OVW grantees and other advocates, attorneys, judges and service providers.  The Technical Assistance section of this site provides OVW grantees and the general public access to questions frequently asked of Legal Momentum and an online Technical Assistance Request Form.

Legal Momentum, the nation's oldest women's legal defense and education fund, is dedicated to advancing the rights of all women and girls.  NIWAP is the nation's expert on the rights and services available to immigrant victims of domestic and other violence, sharing this expertise through training, comprehensive publications, and technical assistance for lawyers and advocates nationwide.  NIWAP leads national advocacy efforts for legal protections, social services, and economic justice for immigrant women.

This project is supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K002 and Grant No. 2005-WT-AX-K005 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.   The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in the publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.


NATIONAL DIRECTORY OF PROGRAMS WITH EXPERIENCE SERVING IMMIGRANT VICTIMS

A directory of service providers with experience working with immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, U-visa crimes and human trafficking, by state. If you are an individual or organization working with immigrant survivors, please make sure that your contact information is correctly represented within the directory.

Use the following link to search for service providers in your state.  This directory is also useful to identify organizations in another state to which an immigrant victim may be considering moving.  If you are working with an immigrant victim for whom you need resource materials on immigrant victims legal rights or you need a referral to another jurisdiction to a program that has staff or volunteers who speak the victim's language you can search this data base by language to identify such programs.

We recommend that you start your search with wider terms, such as state, city or language, and look for more specific options within these searches:
Directory of Service Providers


ICE ANNOUNCES NEW COMMUNITY HOTLINE

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. ICE is a 21st century law enforcement agency with broad responsibilities for a number of key homeland security priorities.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Community Hotline.
Individuals may call the new Community Hotline at 1-888-351-4024 during regular business hours (8 AM to 8 PM EST). These operating hours were recently extended in an ICE announcement that can be accessed here: ICE Hotline Hours Extension Announcement. Members of the public may continue to contact ICE through the Public Advocate mailbox at EROPublicAdvocate@ice.dhs.gov but now have a complementary option in the Hotline.
 
This effort, led by the ICE Public Advocate, transforms the existing Deferred Action for Certain Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Hotline into a toll-free hotline for members of the public and ICE stakeholders. The expansion allows ICE to promptly address a number of inquiries from the public including:
  • Community outreach inquiries and requests;
  • Prosecutorial discretion requests;
  • Detention concerns;
  • Information about enforcement activities;
  • Questions about immigration court cases; and
  • Other concerns regularly raised by the public.
In the coming months, ICE will open the Hotline to all immigration detention facilities in a multi-phase approach with full implementation expected by early 2013. During the current phase, detainees may still contact the Hotline with questions about DACA.
 
This Hotline will strengthen public engagement, enabling ICE Headquarters and Field Offices to address the needs of the public and detainees. Building constructive relationships with stakeholders fosters community awareness and support for the agency's mission. It also improves understanding of stakeholder issues related to ICE enforcement operations. The Community Hotline is an important tool toward this end and reflects ICE’s belief that sustained public engagement is indispensable to the agency's success.
 
ICE looks forward to working with its stakeholders to raise awareness about this new community resource.
 
For more information about the Office of the Public Advocate, please visit http://www.ice.gov/about/offices/enforcement-removal-operations/publicadvocate/
 
For more information about ICE, visit: www.ICE.gov. To report suspicious activity, call 1-866-347-2423.
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