*VAWA Self-Petition: Protections for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Abuse by Abusive Spouses and Parents (Webinar – April 22, 2020, with Materials and Q & A Answers)

This webinar includes an overview of the basic requirements for VAWA Self-Petition. It also covers how to identify who may be eligible for VAWA Self-Petition immigration relief and how to screen and identify types of assistance that immigrant survivors qualify to receive. The presentation provides information on immigrant victim and offender dynamics, VAWA Self-Petition history, the types of VAWA Self-Petitions, and VAWA Confidentiality. 

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Training Materials
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) VAWA Self-Petition Screening Tools 
VAWA Self-Petition Screening Tools and Brochures
Eligibility for VAWA Self-Petition
Evidence List for VAWA Self-Petition
CILAP VAWA Self-Petitioner
VAWA Cuban Adjustment Act – VAWA CAA – Relevant Government Publications 
VAWA Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act – VAWA HRIFA – Relevant Goverment Publications
VAWA Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act – VAWA NACARA – Relevant Government Publications
VAWA HRIFA , VAWA NACARA, and VAWA CAA  – Practice Tools 
VAWA Self-Petitioner Legislative History
USCIS and DOJ Memos/Guides VAWA Self-Petitioning and Government Documents
VAWA Confidentiality
VAWA Self-Petitioner Benefits Eligibility



VAWA Self-Petitioner Benefits Eligibility – Government Agencies




Online E-Learning Resources

Additional information on VAWA self-petitioning is available at: https://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/topic/immigration/vawa-self-petition/

This publication was developed under grant number SJI-20-E-005 from the State Justice Institute. The points of view expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the State Justice Institute.