February 20, 2018: Atlanta, GA “Safety and Protection: Focus on Immigrant Crime Victims”

Concerns over immigrants’ safety, protection and status of heightened for victims of crime. This session will discuss best practices for working with immigrant victims and how filing a victim’s immigration case early promotes victim safety, access to justice system relief and economic security. Training Materials PowerPoint Presentation for Training Dynamics CH 01.1 Dynamics of Domestic […]

January 12, 2018: Miami, FL “Promoting Just Outcomes When Immigration Issues Arise In State Court Proceedings”

Powerpoint Presentation for Training Full library of SJI supported materials for courts Immigration Relief for Crime Victims and Children Know Your Rights Information DHS Interactive Infographic on Protections for Immigrant Victims Immigration Options for Victims of Crime -DHS Brochure  Multilingual Materials for Victims and Advocates Pathways to Immigration Relief for Students Forms of Immigration Relief […]

New Mexico Judicial Trainings 2017 (Webinar and Judicial Education Center Training)

Webinar:  When State Family Law and Federal Immigration Laws Intersect: Promoting Access to the Courts and Just Outcomes for Immigrants (September 15, 2017)  JFF Webinar PowerPoint  Identifying Barriers — Implementing Solutions: The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Immigration in the Civil Arena (November 30 – December 1, 2017) Albuquerque, New Mexico Dynamics of Domestic Violence […]

Certify Early: It Won’t Ruin Your Case

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 […]

November 8, 2017: “Legal Protections and Forensic Considerations for Immigrant and Refugee Child Victims” (Webinar)

This webinar will discuss how migration, immigration status, culture and trauma impact the physical, brain and emotional development children who are victims of sexual assault and child abuse and the special needs of immigrant and refugee child victims.  There are multiple forms of immigration relief that have been designed to offer protection for children who […]

October 31, 2017: “VAWA Confidentiality and Protections for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence” (Webinar)

As the numbers of immigrant family violence victims accessing justice increases, state court judges need to understand the federal statutory protections afforded by Violence Against Women ACT (VAWA) confidentiality to immigrant crime victims that helps keep victims, families and court staff safe. This 60-minute webinar provides attendees with up to date information VAWA Confidentiality’s protections, […]

July 18, 2017: Washington, D.C. “National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference Workshop: A Shifting Landscape: Undocumented and Documented Immigrants”

This workshop was part of the 2017 National Alliance to End Homelessness conference. It covered the housing options available for immigrant crime victims. Training Materials PowerPoint Presentation for Training Information on NIWAP’s Technical Assistance Legal Rights Overviews and Brochures Multilingual Materials for Victims and Advocates DHS Infographic: Protection for Immigrant Victims (January 12, 2107) Immigration […]

July 17, 2017: Washington, D.C. “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. Training Materials PowerPoint Presentation for Training Full Library of SJI Supported Materials for Courts Immigration Relief for Children and Crime […]

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 […]

April 11, 2017: Albuquerque, NM “U Visa Certifications: Helpful Tools for Prosecuting Violence and Sexual Assault Cases”

This workshop was part of the 2017 New Mexico District Attorney’s Association Conference. The training included information about the range of misdemeanor and felony crimes for which immigrant victims can receive U visa protection and the benefits of early U visa certification. An array of issues particular to prosecutions of cases involving immigrant crime victims […]

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: New Orleans, LA: “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. Training Materials Agenda for Conference Opening Plenary: How to Use Culture, Religion and the Law for Survivor Safety and Justice Opening […]

September 21, 2016: Philadelphia, PA “Improving Officer and Survivor Safety by Ensuring Language Access at Crime Scenes”

This was a training for law enforcement officials on U visa certification and language access for immigrant crime victims. It was presented as part of The National Center for Victims of Crime’s annual conference. Training Materials PowerPoint Presentation for Training Manual: Training Manual for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors  Training manual for law enforcement and prosecutors […]

July 8, 2016: Washington, DC “Barriers to Accessing Services: Trauma Informed Approach to Serving Survivors of Domestic Abuse”

This training was held as part of the national symposium “Hope, Help, and Healing: A Catholic Response to Domestic Violence and Abuse” at The Catholic University of American in Washington, DC. Training Materials PowerPoint Presentation for Training Advocate’s and Attorney’s Tool for Developing a Survivor’s Story: Trauma Informed Approach Trauma Informed Structured Interview Questionnaires (SIQI) […]

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. Training Materials 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 […]

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). Training Materials Powerpoint Presentation for Training Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors and Gender-Based Asylum Legal Service Corporation: Program Letter 14-3 Trauma Informed Structured Interview Questionnaires for Immigration Cases […]

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 […]

September 29, 2015: “Language Access at Crime Scenes: Improve Successful Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions” (Webinar)

This webinar addresses language access at crime scenes and how decisions law enforcement make regarding interpretation at the initial crime scene can impact the case long-term. Participants consider issues to be aware of when communicating with limited English proficient (LEP) individuals when securing the scene and best practices for communication using qualified interpreters during crime […]

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. Training Materials PowerPoint Presentation for Training Eligibility Under the Affordable Care Act for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Trafficking, and Other Serious Crimes Programs Open […]

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 […]