Table of Contents U-Visa “Helpfulness” Checklist CATEGORY: MANUAL DHS U and T Visa Law Enforcement Resource Guide Updated 11.30.15 Glossary of Terms for Work with Immigrant Survivors (November 15, 2017) U Visa Helpfulness Case Scenarios Collection of U-Visa News Articles Immigrant Crime Victims and U Visa Certification – What is it and Why Should Judges […]
During this webinar we will discuss how to implement pretrial and trial strategies that result in greater criminal offender accountability in the cases where a victim’s immigration status is at issue. This webinar will give attendees the opportunity to ask questions and receive live answers from prosecutor experts about case challenges and strategies. Participants are […]
Link to the webinar Training Faculty: Mary Ann Dutton, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical Center Leslye E. Orloff, Director, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP), American University, Washington College of Law Table of Contents: Scenario 1: Avoidant/Minimizing Coercive Control – 6:23 Scenario 2: Patterns of Trauma/Traumatized Client – 28:37 Scenario 3: Anxious […]
Leslye Orloff presented a workshop entitled “Expanding Legal Representation of Immigrant Survivors in Immigration and Family Law” at Community Legal Aid’s Akron, OH office on March 30, 2016 and a keynote address entitled “Helping Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking Victims: Holding their Abusers Accountable” at Youngstown State University on March 31, 2016. PowerPoint Presentations Slides […]
This keynote address will discuss the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse experienced by immigrant adults and children and the important role of language access in serving limited English proficient victims. An overview of immigration relief available to immigrant victims and current and newly released Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policies and […]
This workshop was presented by Leslye E. Orloff and Officer Michael LaRiviere at the National Sheriff’s Association Winter conference in Washington, D.C. The workshop aims to enhance officer, victim, and community safety using language access and certification programs including the U and T Visas. PowerPoint Presentation U Visa LEP Training for LE and Prosecutors NSA Winter […]
This training, presented by Leslye E. Orloff and Benish Anver, was presented in partnership with the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center. “Overview of Federal and State Public Benefits: Access For Immigrant Survivors and Their Children” PowerPoint Presentation Overview of Federal and State Public Benefits: Access For Immigrant Survivors and Their Children Materials Access to State Funded Public […]
Effective communication with limited English proficient (LEP) survivors requires that programs federally conducted and/or government funded have language assistance services in place. This webinar will explain Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 obligations of recipients of federal funding, including legal services and victim assistance programs. Faculty will provide information and resources on […]
Best Practices That Promote Safety and Holistic Assistance for Immigrant and Refugee Survivors (DuPage County, IL) PowerPoint Presentation Best Practices That Promote Safety and Holistic Assistance for Immigrant and Refugee Survivors Materials Language Access and Dynamics Translation Requirements for Vital Documents, Intake, and Notice of LEP Assistance for DOJ and HHS Grantees Serving Immigrant Crime […]
This workshop was presented by Leslye E. Orloff and Officer Michael LaRiviere at the National Center for Victims of Crime 2015 Training Institute. The workshop aims to educate law enforcement, prosecutors, and other victim service providers about their role in providing services to immigrant crime victims, including providing U visa certification and T visa endorsement. PowerPoint Presentation […]
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 Slideshow: Best Practices […]
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) allows certain youth immigrant survivors of abuse, abandonment, and/or neglect by a parent to obtain legal immigration status in the United States. This webinar will review elements required for a successful SIJS application focused particularly on special findings in state court orders. Faculty will provide information and resources on screening […]
Workshop Presented by Benish Anver and Meaghan Fitzpatrick at BWJP National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit’s National Training Institute on Protection Order Practice for Attorneys and Advocates [Slideshow] Helping Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: Options and Challenges in Seeking Relief Slideshow for the training taking place on May […]
Presented by Leslye E. Orloff with support from the State Justice Institute (SJI). Materials: Bench Card: Overview of Types of Immigration Status Bench Card: DHS Enforcement Priorities Information for State Court Judges Family Court Bench Card on Immigration Rights of Battered Spouses, Children and Immigrant Crime Victims Family Court Bench Card on Issues that Arise […]
The Use of the T Visa and U Visa to Improve Law Enforcement’s Work with Immigrant Victims. Training for law enforcement, prosecutors, and other U visa certifiers in Sykesville, MD. Materials: Technical Assistance Offered to Law Enforcement Blue Card – Screening Victims Who Qualify for Immigration Protective Relief U Visa Toolkit for Law Enforcement Effect of […]
History of Legislative Advocacy: VAWA’s Immigration Protections & Next Horizons. IRC and Amnesty Founders’ Event at American University Washington College of Law on Gender Based Violence. Materials: Slides: History of Legislative Advocacy: VAWA’s Immigration Protections & Next Horizons Building Trusting Relationships: A Guide for Advocates/Attorneys Working with Law Enforcement (LE) on U-Visa Certification Issues (Flow […]
Training on the use of the U visa and crime scene language access best practices to improve law enforcement’s and prosecutors’ work with immigrant and limited English proficient (LEP) victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Best Practices: Immigrant Crime Victims, Language Access and the U Visa (Miami, FL) Agenda Faculty Bios Slideshow: Best […]
Often, immigrant survivors of abuse may be afraid their abusers will report their lack of status to immigration authorities or that their abusers will refuse to file for status if the victims disclose the violence to law enforcement officials. Congress recognized the unique predicament faced by immigrant survivors and, in response, created alternative paths to legal immigration status and special protections in the form of VAWA confidentiality.
State Courts and the Protection of Immigrant Crime Victims and Children. For Delaware commissioners, presented by Leslye E. Orloff (NIWAP), Comm. Loretta Young (Delaware), Scott Whelan (USCIS) and Eileen Matuszah (USCIS). Materials from the training: Slides: State Courts and the Protection of Immigrant Crime Victims and Children – Rehoboth, DE (December 4, 2014) Agenda Language […]
This webinar will provide attendees with: An overview of the law regarding U visa certification by judges Up-to-date legally correct information from DHS on U visa certification and U visa regulations and policies Discussion of why U visa certification from judges was included in the statute as a viable option for victims Best practices for state and federal judges signing U visa certification including timing of judicial certification in civil and criminal cases Practice pointers for judges on completing the U visa certification form.
State Courts and the Protection of Immigrant Crime Victims and Children (Utah). Training for the Utah Administrative Office of the Courts by Leslye E. Orloff, Judge Lora Livingston, and Judge Gustavo N. Sztraicher. Agenda Slides: State Courts and the Protection of Immigrant Crime Victims and Children Topic: Tools for Judges Tools for State Courts on […]
Webinar for Pennsylvania State Court judges, law clerks and court staff will be provided with up-to-date, legally accurate information and materials, including tools and bench cards, that will help courts promote the fair administration of justice in cases involving immigrant families, litigants, and crime victims. The webinar will discuss current Department of Homeland Security policies, immigration enforcement priorities, […]
Participants will learn and share creative strategies while focusing on a wide range of advocacy options for immigrant survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault or other crimes. Plenary sessions and workshops will provide practical tools and address the best practices to strengthen family law and custody cases, increase safety by ensuring access to public […]
These roll call videos for law enforcement were developed under a collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, American University, Washington College of Law.
The videos describe local law enforcement’s role in collaborating with DHS in identification of immigrant victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and other crimes and the importance of signing U visa certifications and T visa endorsements in for immigrant crime victims.
Recording of State Justice Institute and Office on Violence Against Women supported webinar on state court judges and U visa certification. February 20, 2014
Webcast of State Justice Institute funded training for state court judges of issues that arise in cases of immigrant crime victims and children.
Workshop presented at Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) conference “Responding to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: Promising Practices and Collaborations for Police and Prosecutors”
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 […]
Training entitled “VAWA Immigration Protections, Immigration Enforcement, and Language Access.” The training materials available online include: Powerpoint: VAWA Immigration Protections, Immigration Enforcement, and Language Access Screening and Safety Planning in the Context of Immigration Enforcement Material: Immigrant Survivor Walks Through The Door of Your Agency Government Policies Material: Field Guidance on Enforcement Actions or Investigative Activities At or Near Sensitive […]
“Serving Immigrant Victims of Sexual Assault: Best Practices.” The training materials include: Material: Participant Agenda for “Serving Immigrant Victims of Sexual Assault: Best Practices.” Material: Faculty Bios Plenary: Sexual Violence and Immigrant Survivors: Understanding the Context and Building Capacity to Serve Immigrant Sexual Assault Survivors Powerpoint: Sexual Violence and Immigrant Survivors: Understanding the Context and Building Capacity […]
This 60-second public service advertisement (PSA) was created by the DHS Blue Campaign to spread awareness of the many forms that human trafficking takes.
Most of the documents in this section and the trainings provided to law enforcement and prosecutors listed at the end of this section were supported by grants from the Office on Violence Against Women, The Bureau of Justice Assistance and/or the Training and Technical Assistance Center of the Office of Victims of Crime of the […]
Webinar on public benefits available to immigrant victim survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
“Lessons Learned from Law Enforcement: How Collaborations That Result in U Visa Certifications Support Safer Communities.” Webinar on strategies for collaborating with law enforcement. PowerPoint Presentation Lessons Learned from Law Enforcement: How Collaborations That Results in U Visa Certification Support Safer Communities Materials The Importance of the U-visa as a Crime-Fighting Tool for Law Enforcement […]
Briefing for congressional staffers on issues related to the Violence Against Women Act.
The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) will be a hosting a two-day, two track training for Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), STOP, Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV), Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services Programs, and Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders grantees and grant partners working with immigrant and refugee […]
Webinar entitled “Improving Outcomes for Immigrant Survivors Involved in Custody Disputes.” To View the Recording of the Webinar: Click Here PowerPoint Presentation Improving Outcomes for Immigrant Survivors Involved in Custody Disputes by Beginning the Process of Applying for VAWA and the U Visa Materials Immigration Protection Screening Checklist Immigration Status in Custody Cases Reference Nebraska Advance Sheets […]
“Building Legal Protections for Immigrant Survivors: Past, Present and Future,” presented at a community lecture at Northeastern University School of Law. Presented by Leslye Orloff on October 1 through 4, 2010. PowerPoint Presentation Building Legal Protections for Immigrant Survivors: Past, Present, and Future Materials State-by-State Immigrant Demographics Percent Increase of Immigrant Population between 2001 and […]
National Center for Victims of Crime “2012 National Conference.” PowerPoint Presentation Building Law Enforcement Capacity to Serve Immigrant Victims Materials Prosecutorial Discretion: Government Memorandum and Fact Sheets Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children Immigration Update: Maximizing Public Safety and Better Focusing Resources Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion Exercising […]
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT): 17th Annual Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma. PowerPoint Presentations Issues, Rights, and Danger Assessment for Immigrant Intimate Partner Violence Survivors Domestic Violence In the Latino Community: Help Available For Victims Mandated Reporting for Adult Abuse Victims of Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence Materials Public Benefits Access […]
Conference hosted by Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights and Centre County Women’s Resource Center’s Civil Legal Representation Project. This folder contains literature for Leslye Orloff’s panel discussion, “The Policy and Politics of Serving Immigrant Victims: The Role of the Department of Homeland Security, Prosecutorial Discretion, Deferred Action, and VAWA Reauthorization.” PowerPoint Presentation The […]
Materials for the presentation “Safety Planning for Immigrant Survivors Using DHS’s New Victim Protection Policies.” PowerPoint Presentation Safety Planning for Immigrant Survivors Using DHS’s New Victims Protection Policies Materials Comparing Forms of Immigration Relief for Immigrant Victims of Crime VAWA Red Flags Immigrant Victim’s Rights and Protections Immigration Protection Screening Checklist Identifying a Trafficked/Enslaved Person […]
Materials for the presentation “Helping Immigrant Survivors: Options and Challenges in an Age of Immigration Enforcement.” The training materials available online include: PowerPoint Presentation Helping Immigrant Survivors: Options and Challenges in an Age of Immigration Enforcement Materials Benefit Materials Emergency Medicaid Chart Coverage Forensic Costs Chart Post Assault Health Care Chart Pre-Natal Care Chart HHS Funded Programs […]
The literature for Rocio Molina’s presentation at the “National Call to Action: Institute and Conference” for the Women of Color Network. Presentation on culturally-specific services for immigrant survivors of domestic violence. PowerPoint Presentation Safety Planning for Survivors in Light of Immigration Enforcement and DHS’ New Policies Materials Confidentiality Shelter Victim Confidentiality Issues Under Recent State […]
Workshop Presentations on “Advocacy for Immigrant Survivors in an Age of Immigration Enforcement” and “New Department of Homeland Security Policies and Immigrant Victims: From Secure Communities to the DHS Role in Victim Protection” with Jane Doe, Inc., The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. PowerPoint Presentations Advocacy for Immigrant Survivors in an Age […]
Protection Order Conference. Held by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. Plenary presentation on Issues That Arise for Women of Color and Immigrant Women in Family Court. Workshop presentation on Access to Immigration Relief and Protection from Deportation for Immigrant Survivors in an Age of Enhanced Immigration Enforcement. PowerPoint Presentations Crucial Role of […]
On October 5, 2011, Legal Momentum and the Vera Institute of Justice, through the National Immigrant Victims’ Access to Justice Partnership, hosted a webinar on how law enforcement agencies and community advocates can build and maintain partnerships that better serve immigrant crime victims. These partnerships can build upon a tool that is available to all law enforcement: the U visa. Approval of a U visa petition provides temporary legal status to undocumented immigrant victims who are helpful to law enforcement.
Follow-up podcast to the U-Visa Certification Webinar for Law Enforcement.
“Fighting Trafficking in Persons and Violence Against Women.” Presented by Leslye Orloff on July 18, 2011. Training on advocacy in the United States that led to passage of the Violence Against Women Act and its protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. Building effective collaborations between advocates and government agency […]
Presentations with the Nevada Coalition Against Domestic Violence. PowerPoints Advocacy and Collaborations That Help Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence: VAWA, The U-Visa, Protection Orders and Custody Providing Culturally Competent Help for Immigrant Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: Legal Options & Access to Services Materials Are You Safe At Home? VAWA Self-Petition Flow Chart for Adult […]
“Building Law Enforcement Capacity to Serve Immigrant Victims.” Presented on June 17, 2011. Training for law enforcement on U-visa certification for the D.C. metropolitan area. Attended by law enforcement officials from Virginia, D.C. and Maryland, Alexandria, VA. PowerPoint Building Law Enforcement Capacity to Serve Immigrant Victims
“Training for Immigration Lawyers: The Legal Rights of Immigrant Victims of Family Violence” and “The Legal Rights of Immigrant Victims of Family Violence: What You Need to Know Today to Help Victims and Their Children” presented for a Raksha training. Presented by Leslye Orloff and Maria Jose Fletcher on June 9-10, 2011. PowerPoints Training for […]
“Building Law Enforcement Capacity to Serve Immigrant Victims,” presentation by Legal Momentum and the Vera Institute of Justice to the National Immigrant Victims’ Access to Justice for Partnership. Presented on June 3, 2011. PowerPoint Building Law Enforcement Capacity to Serve Immigrant Victims
“Keeping the Dream Alive: Immigration Reform, Women and the DREAM Act,” presentation at Women, Money, Power Summit sponsored by the Feminist Majority and the YWCA, Washington, D.C. Presented by Leslye Orloff on April 8, 2011. PowerPoint Keeping the Dream Alive: Immigration Reform, Women and the DREAM Act
“Effect of Anti-Immigrant Legislation and Times on Immigrant Women and Immigrant Victims of Violence Against Women,” presented at the American University Law School Conference entitled New Racism: The State of Hate in the United States Washington, D.C. Presented by Leslye Orloff on March 28, 2011. PowerPoint Effect of Anti-Immigrant Legislation and Times on Immigrant Women […]
“Health Care Reform: What Women Got, What Women Want and What Women Need,” a panel presentation at Ecumenical Advocacy Day sponsored by Faithful Reform in Health Care. Presented by Leslye Orloff on March 26, 2011. Covering access to health care following immigration reform for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and human […]
“Building Law Enforcement Capacity to Serve Immigrant Victims,” presented by the Vera Institute of Justice and Legal Momentum with a grant of the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Presented on March 15, 2011. PowerPoint Building Law Enforcement Capacity to Serve Immigrant Victims
“Immigration Law Protections for Immigrant Victims of Violence Against Women Act: The Intersection with Family Courts and Child Custody,” presented at a national training sponsored by the National Women Judges Association. Presented by Leslye Orloff on March 11, 2011. PowerPoint Immigration Law Protections for Immigrant Victims of Violence Against Women Act: The Intersection with Family […]
“Building Law Enforcement Capacity to Serve Immigrant Victims: U-Visa Certification Training,” presented at the Delaware County Women Against Rape. Presented by Michael LaRiviere and Leslye Orloff on February 27, 2011. Training on tools to improve work with immigrant crime victims for the Delaware County Women Against Rape. PowerPoint Building Law Enforcement Capacity to Serve Immigrant […]
This webinar provides an introduction to U visa certification and the benefits of the U visa for police, prosecutors and other U visa certifying agencies.
“Legal Rights of Immigrant Victims of Family Violence: What You Need to Know Today to Help Victims and Their Children: Arrest Grantee Orientation,” presented at the Battered Women’s Justice Project. Presented by Leslye Orloff on December 7, 2010. Presentation for police, prosecution and victim advocate grantees at new grantee orientation planned by the Battered Women’s […]
“Services and Assistance Legally Available to Help Immigrant Victims of Violence Against Women,” “Immigration Relief for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking Victims,” and “Immigrant Victims Legal Rights in Family Court Cases,” presented at the South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault. Presented by Leslye Orloff on December 1, […]
“Public Benefits and Issues of Language Access” and “Using the Law to Empower Victims,” presented at the Culture and Compassion Conference. Presented by Leslye Orloff, Michelle Gutierrez, and Katy Berringer on October 28, 2010. The conference covered an overview of VAWA, T and U visa immigration options for immigrant victims of domestic vioelnce and sexual […]
“Policies and Practices that Enhance the Legal Rights of Immigrant Domestic Violence Victims,” presented at End Abuse training. Presented by Leslye Orloff on October 14, 2010. Topics covered: Dynamics of Domestic Violence for Immigrant Victims, Access to services, public benefits, family law, immigration remedies, divorce and custody. PowerPoint Policies & Practices that Enhance the Legal […]
“Violence Against Women Act: Current Protections and Future Possibilities for Immigrant Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence,” presented at Peace over Violence. Presented by Leslye Orloff on October 13, 2010. Topics Covered: History and purpose of the Violence Against Women Act’s immigration protections, safety planning and deportation, services open to undocumented victims, legal rights of immigrant […]
“Freedom from Fear: Helping Undocumented Victim of Domestic Violence” presented at a training sponsored by Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Presented by Leslye Orloff on October 11, 2010. Topics covered: Dynamics of Domestic Violence, History and Purpose of VAWA’s immigration protections, Immigration relief and protections against deportation for immigrant victims. PowerPoint Freedom from Fear: Helping […]
“Barriers and Successes in U-Visa for Immigrant Victims,” presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Conference. Presented by Giselle Hass and Karen Monahan on July 12, 2010. Presentation on successful strategies and emerging issues for advocates and attorneys working with immigrant victims in U-visa cases, based on a review of grant reports filed by […]
“Children of Battered Immigrant Women: An Assessment of the Cumulative Effects of Violence, Access to Services and Immigrant Status.” Presentation by Nawal Ammar, Giselle Hass, Mary Ann Dutton and Leslye Orloff at the International Family Violence Conference. PowerPoint Presentation Co-occurrence of Domestic Violence and Child 9.20.04