Technical Assistance

The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, at American University Washington College of Law (NIWAP, pronounced new-app), provides individual technical assistance to advocates, attorneys, social services and health care providers, law enforcement and justice system personnel, and others working with immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, trafficking in persons, and other crimes.

We do not provide legal advice to individuals.  If you are an immigrant victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking in persons, please check our directory to find a program near you with experience working with immigrant victims of crime.  If you are already working with an attorney or advocate, instead of contacting us, please ask the person who provides you with services to contact us for assistance.

NIWAP provides technical assistance on the following issues:

  • Immigration relief including VAWA self-petition and cancellation, U visas, and T visas
  • U visa certification
  • Access to public benefits
  • Family law and protection orders
  • Working with the criminal justice system
  • Access to services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking
  • Access to culturally competent services
  • Dynamics of domestic violence experienced by immigrants
  • Trafficking in persons

For these and all other technical assistance questions, or to requests training on these issues, please contact NIWAP at info@niwap.org or at (202)274-4457.