August 20, 2013: Wichita, Kansas

Holistic Representation and Advocacy Services for Immigrant Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence. Training hosted by the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. The training materials available online include:

  • Powerpoint: Holistic Representation and Advocacy Services for Immigrant Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence
  • Dynamics of Violence Against Immigrant Women
    • Material: Immigrant and Limited English Proficient Victims’ Access to the Criminal Justice System: The Importance of Collaboration
    • Material: Immigrant Women, Work, and Violence Statistics
    • Material: National Survey of Service Providers on Police Response to Immigrant Crime Victims, U Visa Certification and Language Access
  • Screening and Safety Planning in the Context of Immigration Enforcement
    • Material: Do You Have Problems At Home?
    • Material: Immigrant Survivor Walks Through The Door of Your Agency
    •  Government Policies
    • Immigration Enforcement and VAWA Confidentiality
      • Material: Immigrant Sexual Assault Survivor Walks Through The Door of Your Agency
      • Material: An Advocate’s Guide to Immigrant Survivors’ Rights & Protections
      • Material: A Report on: The Importance of the U-visa as a Crime-Fighting Tool for Law Enforcement Officials
      • Material: Building Trusting Relationships: A Guide for Advocates/Attorneys Working With Law Enforcement On U-Visa Certification Issues
      • Material: Confidentiality and Breaches of Confidentiality
      • Material: Immigration Relief for Victims of Human Trafficking and Other Crimes
      • Material: U-Visa: “Helpfulness”
      • Material: VAWA Confidentiality: History, Purpose, DHS Implementation, and Violations of VAWA Confidentiality Protections
    • Screening for Immigration Relief Eligibility
      • Material: Immigration Protection Screening Checklist
      • Material: Comparing Forms of Immigration Relief for Immigrant Victims of Crime
      • Material: Immigration Protection Screening Checklist: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
      • Material: U-Visa Application Victim Flow Chart
      • Material: Identifying a Trafficked/Enslaved Person
      • Material: Violence Against Women Act VAWA Self-Petitioning Eligibility for Adults
      • Material: Violence Against Women Act VAWA Self-Petitioning Eligibility for Abused Children
      • Material: Violence Against Women Act VAWA Self-Petitioning Eligibility for Elders
  • Immigrant Victims’ Legal Rights to Access Benefits, Housing, Legal Services, Victim Services, and Protections
    • Government Documents
      • Material: Final Specification of Community Programs Necessary for Protection of Life or Safety Under Welfare Reform Legislation
      • Material: HUD Funds Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing
      • Material: Violence Against Women Act 2006 Amendments
      • Material: Student Aid Eligibility – Eligibility for Title IV Aid for “Battered Immigrants-Qualified Aliens”
    • Tools for Advocates and Attorneys
      • Material: Evidence List For Battered Immigrant Women Seeking Public Benefits
      • Material: Public Benefits Road Maps for Immigrant Victims and Their Children
      • Public Benefits Chapters
        • Material: Access to Programs and Services that Can Help Battered Immigrants
        • Material: Public Benefits Access for Battered Immigrant Women and Children
        • Material: Barriers to Accessing Services: The Importance of Advocates Accompanying Battered Immigrants Applying for Public Benefits
        • Material: Access to Programs and Services that Can Help Victims of Sexual Assault
        • Material: Access to Health Care for Immigrant Victims of Sexual Assault
      • VAWA, T-Visa, and U-Visa Tools
        • VAWA
          • Material: Evidence List for Immigrant Victims Applying for VAWA Self-Petitioning
          • Material: Violence Against Women Act VAWA Self-Petitioning Eligibility for Adult
          • Material: Violence Against Women Act VAWA Self-Petitioning Eligibility for Abused Children
        • T-Visa
          • Material: Identifying a Trafficked/Enslaved Person
          • Material: T Visa Document Checklist
        • U-Visa
          • Material: U-Visa Application Victim Flow Chart
    • Victim Eligibility for Benefits
      • Material: Immigration Status: Work Authorization, Public Benefits, and Ability to Sponsor Children
      • Material: Family Court Bench Card on Immigrant Crime Victim Access to Public Benefits and Services
      • Material: U-Visa Victim Benefits Eligibility Process
      • Material: VAWA Public Benefits Eligibility Process: VAWA Self-Petitioners, VAWA Cancellation of Removal, and VAWA Suspension of Deportation
      • Material: Trafficking Victim Benefits Eligibility Process
    • State and Federal Assistance Programs and State Driver’s Licenses
      • Material: Immigrant Crime Victim Child Care Access Chart
      • Material: Eligibility for State Funded TANF Replacement Programs for Immigrant Crime Victims
      • Material: Medical Assistance Programs for Immigrants and Immigrant Crime Victims: State by State
      • Material: HHS Funded Programs Open to All Immigrants
      • Material: HUD Programs and Immigrant Eligibility
      • Material: Acceptable Forms of Identification for State Drivers License/Identification Card
      • Material: Federal Preemption of State Laws That Attempt to Restrict Immigrant Access to Services Necessary to Protect Life and Safety
      • Material: Rental Housing Programs
      • Material: Low-Income Home Energy (LIHEAP) and Weatherization Assistance Programs (WAP)
      • Material: State-Funded SSI Replacement Programs
      • Material: State-Funded Food Assistance Programs
  • Immigration Status Issues and Family Law Cases
    • VAWA Confidentiality in State Court Proceedings
      • Material: Amici Curiae Brief of Legal Momentum, Sanctuary for Families, and National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project
      • Material: Amicus Curiae Brief of Legal Momentum
      • Material: Motion for Protective Order
      • Material: Plaintiffs’ Motion in Limine to Strike the Defendants’ Pleadings, Motions, and Advocacy for Pleadings and Motions for Violation of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11
    • Custody
      • Material: Countering Abuser’s Attempts to Raise Immigration Status of the Victim in Custody Cases
      • Material: Criminal and Civil Implications for Battered Immigrants Fleeing Across State Lines with Their Children
      • Material: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
      • Material: Nebraska Advance Sheets
      • Material: Justice for All: How Attorneys Can Successfully Win Custody Cases for Immigrant Survivors When There Is a Clash of Laws, Cultures, Custody, and Parental Rights
      • Material: Family Law Toolkit: Detention and Termination of Parental Rights
      • Material: Immigration Status: Work Authorization, Public Benefits, and Ability to Sponsor Children
    • Protection Orders
      • Material: Battered Immigrants and Civil Protection Orders
      • Material: Ensuring Access to Protection Orders for Immigrant Victims of Family Violence
      • Material: Jurisdictionally Sound Civil Protection Orders
      • Material: Protection Orders for Immigrant Victims of Sexual Assault
    • Material: Economic Relief Tool Kit
  • Material: Breaking Barriers: A Complete Guide to Legal Rights and Resources for Battered Immigrants
  • Material: Empowering Survivors: Legal Rights of Immigrant Victims of Sexual Assault