July 29, 2015: New Orleans, Louisiana

Training for OVW grantees, grant partners, and STOP sub-grantees was held July 29-30, 2015 in New Orleans.

Training Packet Materials:

  • Agenda for “Community of Responders: A Holistic Approach to Immigrant Survivors of Abuse” Training
  • Table of Contents for Print Materials

Plenary I: Best Practices for Working with Immigrant Survivors in Rural Communities

Plenary II: Strengthening Immigrant Survivors and Working with Immigrant Clients in Crisis: Trauma Informed Approach

Plenary III: Sexual Violence In the Workplace: Immigrant Survivors in Rural Communities

Plenary IV: Bridging the Gap Building Partnerships: How Law Enforcement and Advocates Can Work Together on U Visa Certifications

Session 1A: Trauma Informed Approach to Attorney/Client Relationships and Collaborations: Strategies for Divorce, Custody, Protection Orders, and Immigration Cases

Session 1B: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Explained: Obtaining Family Court Orders for Under 21 Year Old Family and Sexual Violence Survivors

Session 1C: U Visa 101: Nuts and Bolts of the Application and Certification

Session 2A: Trauma Informed Approach to Attorney/Client Relationships and Collaborations: Strategies for Divorce, Custody, Protection Orders, and Immigration cases

Session 2B: Creative Language Access Advocacy: Removing Language as a Barrier to Justice in Rural and Urban Communities

Session 2C: How to Obtain U Visa Certification in Family and Criminal Courts

Session 3A: U Visas, Crime Fighting Tool: Tips, Tools, and Certification for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors Working With Immigrant Survivors

Session 3B: Evidence of Coercive Control: Proof of Extreme Cruelty in Immigration Cases and Power and Control Dynamics in Family Law Cases

Session 3C: Complex Issues that May Arise When Filing a U Visa Application: Inadmissibility, Derivative Applications, and Waitlists

Session 4A: Language Access at Crime Scenes: Improve Successful Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions

Session 4B: Right to Privacy: Understanding Immigrant Survivors’ Protections Under VAWA Confidentiality Laws

Session 4C: U Visa Consular Processing: How to Get Qualifying Family Members to the U.S. and How to Effectively Use Humanitarian Parole to Reunify Families