2017 New Mexico District Attorney’s Association Conference Workshop: “U Visa Certifications: Helpful Tools for Prosecuting Violence and Sexual Assault Cases”

Workshop Description: Congress, in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), created the U visa as a tool to help police and prosecutors encourage immigrant crime victims to report crimes and cooperate in criminal investigations and prosecutions. The U visa has been extremely helpful in the prosecution of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and human […]

July 17, 2017 “Unaccompanied Minors and Immigration”

This session was presented at the 80th Annual National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) Conference. This conference featured presentations on topics that discussed issues facing the family court and juvenile justice system. Presentation Materials List

VAWA Confidentiality Protections Training Materials

Legal Rights Overviews and Brochures  Multilingual Materials for Victims and Advocates http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/topic/multilingual-materials-language/ DHS Infographic: Protection for Immigrant Victims (January 12, 2107) http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/pubs/dhs-protections1-6-links-121516/ Immigration Options for Victims of Crime – DHS Brochure http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/pubs/imm-options-victims-of-crimes/   VAWA Confidentiality: Improving Victim Safety  Webpages and Webinars:  VAWA Confidentiality Protections for Immigrant Crime Victims (Webpage) (February 23, 2017) http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/vawa-confidentiality-materials-tools/   VAWA Confidentiality Webinar […]

SJI Training Materials

Also see our full library of SJI supported materials for courts at http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/reference/additional-materials/materials-for-adjudicators-and-judges/tools-for-courts   Immigration: VAWA, T Visas, U Visas, Prosecutorial Discretion: DHS Interactive Infographic on Protections for Immigrant Victims http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/pubs/dhs-protections1-6-links-121516 U Visa Certification Tool Kit for Federal, State, and Local Judges, Commissioners, and Magistrates http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/pubs/u-visa-certification-tool-kit-federal-state-local-judges-magistrates U and T Visa Law Enforcement Resource Guide DHS published […]

Public Benefits Training Materials

Legal Rights Overviews and Brochures  Multilingual Materials for Victims and Advocates http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/topic/multilingual-materials-language/ DHS Infographic: Protection for Immigrant Victims (January 12, 2107) http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/pubs/dhs-protections1-6-links-121516/ Immigration Options for Victims of Crime – DHS Brochure http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/pubs/imm-options-victims-of-crimes/  Access to Public Benefits and Services for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault  Overviews, Bench Cards, Chapters Multiple Benefits Public Benefits Toolkit http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/pubs/pb-tkit-publicbenefits/ […]

Law Enforcement Training Materials

U and T visas DHS Victim Policy, Guidance, and Legal Memo Link: http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/pubs/dhspolicyguidance DHS U and T Visa Law Enforcement Resource Guide Link: http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/pubs/dhs-updated-u-certification-resource-guide-2015 DHS Policy Answers to Law Enforcement Reasons for Not Certifying Link: http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/pubs/dhs-answers-to-reasons-for-not-certifying Glossary of Terms Link: http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/pubs/imm-tools-bjaglossoryofterms Instructions for Form I-914, Supplement B Link http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/pubs/i-916-supplement-b-instructions Form I-914, Supplement B for T […]

Immigration Relief for Immigrant Crime Victims and Immigrant Children: Training Materials

For more information on any of the following immigration protections for immigrant crime victims including statues, regulations, policies and government publications see generally: http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/topic/immigration/   Legal Rights Overviews, Screening Tools, and Brochures Multilingual Materials for Victims and Advocates http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/topic/multilingual-materials-language/ DHS Infographic: Protection for Immigrant Victims (January 12, 2107) http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/pubs/dhs-protections1-6-links-121516/ DHS Proteccions Para Las Víctimas Inmigrantes […]

Family Law Protections Training Materials

Language Access DOJ Letter to State Chief Justices and State Court Administrators on Access for Limited English Proficient Persons to State Court Proceedings http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/pubs/lang-gov-doj-courts-letter08-16-10 Judicial Bench Card for Court Interpretation http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/pubs/ncsc-bench-card-language-access Immigration allegations in Custody Cases Family Court Bench Card on Issues that Arise in Custody Cases Involving Immigrant Parents, Children, and Crime Victims http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/pubs/common-imm-issues-custody-cases Custody […]

March 17, 2017: Honolulu, HI “Best Practices: Immigrant Crime Victims, Language Access and the U and T Visa”

The law enforcement training covered the best practices and recommendations based on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, policies and training materials on U and T visa certification and included a discussion of the benefits for law enforcement and prosecutors in following DHS’s recommendations for certification early in the case including in cases that are […]

March 7, 2017: “Advocacy in Action 2017: Promoting Immigrant Victim and Detective Safety Through Best Practices: Language Access and Crime Victims Visas”

Workshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico: March 7, 2017 A team of law enforcement and victim advocate faculty provided participants with information about immigration relief and protections from deportation created by Congress and DHS to identify, protect, and assist immigrant crime victims. The training educated law enforcement, prosecutors, and other victim service providers about their roles in providing […]

December 12-16, 2016: OVW Grantee Training “Addressing Culture: Systemic Responses to Underserved Immigrant Populations”

All materials on this page were presented as part of our December 2016 conference: “Addressing Culture: Systematic Responses to Underserved Immigrant Populations.” Documents are listed under the workshop or plenary with which they are associated. The full agenda for this conference is available here. Opening Plenary – How to Use Culture, Religion and the Law […]

July 8, 2016: Washington, D.C. “Hope, Help, and Healing: A Catholic Response to Domestic Violence and Abuse”

National Symposium on July 7th and 8th, 2016 at The Catholic University of American in Washington, D.C entitled “Hope, Help, and Healing: A Catholic Response to Domestic Violence and Abuse.” Leslye Orloff presented at the immigration workshop. Materials for the conference are: PowerPoint: What Do You Need to Know About Immigration Laws and Domestic Violence Advocate’s […]

June 25, 2016: Minneapolis, MN “Nuts and Bolts of U Visa for Undocumented Victims of Crime: A Case Study”

This training was presented at the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) conference and covered the basics of the U Visa. PowerPoint Presentation for Training [Recording] Blue Campaign: Law Enforcement Discussion of Immigration Relief April, 2013 Part I [Recording] Blue Campaign: Law Enforcement Discussion of Immigration Relief April, 2013 Part II U Visa Toolkit for Law Enforcement […]

May 6, 2016: “Advocates’ Introduction to Gender-Based Asylum for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault” (Webinar)

This webinar was presented by the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP)  in partnership with Tahirih Justice Center, American Gateways and California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA). Powerpoint Presentation for Training Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors and Gender-Based Asylum Legal Service Cooperation: Program Letter 14-3 Trauma Informed Structured Interview Questionnaires for Immigration Cases (SIQI) Additional […]

November 23, 2015: “ABC’s of Language Access Advocacy” (Webinar)

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 […]

April 16, 2015: “Healthcare: Understanding the Affordable Care Act and How it Affects Immigrant Survivors” (Webinar)

This webinar will provide information and resources on current laws governing access to healthcare, insurance and subsidies for immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and human trafficking. PowerPoint Presentation for Training Eligibility Under the Affordable Care Act for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Trafficking, and Other Serious Crimes Programs Open to All […]

March 19, 2014: “Trauma-Informed Care, Part 2: The Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Story Writing Intervention” (Webinar)

This webinar builds on a previous broadcast “Trauma-Informed Care: Promoting Healing While Strengthening Survivors’ Immigration Case”, which introduced the process of immigration story writing intervention – a unique technique that couples (1) a trauma-focused writing exercise, shown to reduce the psychological impact of trauma exposure, with (2) a record of the survivor’s experience of domestic […]