All NIWAP Webinars

The National Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) offers online learning through webinars, webcasting, and training modules. Along with our partner organizations, we facilitate trainings with experts to answer all your questions relating to immigrant crime victims.

This page includes a list of all NIWAP’s past webinars. They are organized by topic, and each page includes supplemental materials from our web library to complement each presentation and provide further clarification.

We have prepared a document for NIWAP webinars for judges and court staff. While all of those webinars are also located on this page, you can see this list here.

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Technical Assistance:
  • January 31, 2018: Support Your Work with Immigrant Survivors with NIWAP’s Technical Assistance Project
Language Access:
  • September 8, 2020: “Un momento para inspirarnos” Conversation Series: Interview with Leslye Orloff (with New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts Language Access Services)
  • February 6, 2020: In Accordance with the Law: When Your Victim or Witness Speaks Limited English (with Missouri Office of Prosecution Services)
  • November 22, 2019: Language Access Requirements and Effective Strategies to Remove Barriers for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Survivors (Language Access Municipal Network in Boston)
  • November 21, 2019: In Accordance with the Law: When Your Victim Witness Speaks Limited English
  • November 23, 2015: ABC’s of Language Advocacy. Assess Your Practices. Build A Plan. Compliance Advocacy.
  • September 29, 2015: Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) Language Access at Crime Scenes: Improve Successful Criminal Investigations and Prosecutors
Family Law:
  • August 13, 2020: Immigrant Survivors in Family Law and Immigration Cases: A Webinar for Attorneys (Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy)


  • November 15, 2018: Custody for Abused Immigrants: Tips, Tools, and Best Practices
  • October 15, 2018: Part I: Judges Role in Cases of Immigrant Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors (Casa de Esperanza)

Help for Immigrant Crime Victims – Courts

  • July 9, 2019: What Courts Want to Know, What Role Can Courts Play Regarding Detained Immigrant Children and Parents
  • September 15, 2017: When State Family Law and Federal Immigration Laws Intersect: Promoting Access to the Courts and Just Outcomes for Immigrants
  • April 28, 2017: DC Superior Court Training
  • January 31, 2014: State Courts and the Protection of Immigrant Crime Victims and Children Training

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petition

  • April 22, 2020: VAWA Self-Petition: Protections for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Abuse by Abusive Spouses and Parents (Spanish Version Below)
    • May 7, 2020: Auto-Petición VAWA: Protección para inmigrantes sobrevivientes de maltrato por parte de sus familiares que son ciudadanos o residentes permanentes
  • May 12, 2017: Advocate and Attorney Training for VAWA Cases (PBTI and OneJustice)


  • February 20, 2020: The U Visa as a Crime-Fighting Tool: How Certification Improves Domestic and Sexual Violence Investigations and Prosecutions
  • November 21, 2019: U Visa Certification By Judges: Legislative/Regulatory History and Judicial Ethics (Washington State)
  • November 30, 2018: U Visa Certifications and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: The Judge’s Role
  • January 1, 2018: Advocate and Attorney Training for U Visa Cases (PBTI and OneJustice)
  • April 10, 2015: Battered Women’s Justice Program (BWJP) Assessing Helpfulness for Immigrant Crime Victims
  • February 18, 2015: Battered Women’s Justice Program (BWJP) Immigrant Crime Visas: Law Enforcement’s Tool to Strength Community Policing
  • December 1, 2014: Expert Advice for Judges: How to Handle U Visa Certification and T Visa Endorsement Requests
  • February 20, 2014: Obtaining U Visa Certification from Judges in Protection Order, Family, Criminal, and Other State Court Proceedings
  • September 26, 2013: DHS U and T Visa Training Videos
  • February 15, 2013: Lessons Learned from Law Enforcement: How Collaborations That Result in U Visa Certifications Support Safer Communities
  • October 5, 2011: Law Enforcement and Advocates Partnering to Better Serve Immigrant Crime Victims
  • July 18, 2011: Law Enforcement Use of the U Visa (Podcast)
  • February 10, 2011: An Introduction to Law Enforcement Use of the U-Visa

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Confidentiality

  • October 22, 2018: Part II: Protections for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Under VAWA Confidentiality Laws (Casa de Esperanza)
  • August 21, 2018: Impact of DHS Enforcement Priorities on Courts: VAWA Confidentiality and Custody
  • June 27, 2018: VAWA Confidentiality and Protections for Rural Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence with Praxis
  • October 31, 2017: NCJFCJ VAWA Confidentiality and Protections for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence
  • February 24, 2017: Enhanced Safety Planning for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • February 5, 2015: VAWA Confidentiality: Understanding the Three Safeguards and Limited Discovery Exceptions When Advocating for Survivors in Family and Criminal State Courts
  • September 6, 2012: Safety Planning for Immigrant Survivors Using DHS’s New Victim Protection Policies

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

  • May 14, 2019: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status – Best Practices for Drafting State Orders
  • July 13, 2015: State Court Findings for Abused Youth Seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • October 3, 2014: Shining the Light on Gender-Based Violence at Home and Abroad: Government Responses to Combatting Gender-Based Violence in the United States

Immigration Relief

  • March 9, 2018: An Overview of U.S. Immigration Law – Family Sponsored Immigration


  • May 6, 2016: Advocates’ Introduction to Gender-Based Asylum for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Immigrant Victims:
  • July 30, 2020: Best Practices for Screening and Serving Immigrant Victims of Crime: A Webinar for Victim Advocates (Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy)
  • October 1-4, 2012: Building Legal Protections for Immigrant Survivors: Past, Present, and Future (The Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellows Program)

Providing Trauma-Informed Help to Immigrant Survivors

  • March 19, 2014: Trauma Informed Care Part 2: The Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Story Writing Intervention
  • February 24, 2014: Helping Survivors in Crisis: Hands-On Training for Advocates and Attorneys on Trauma-Informed Work with immigrant Women Who Are Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
  • October 30, 2013: Trauma-Informed Care: Promoting Healing While Strengthening Survivors’ Immigration Cases

Child Victims

  • June 20, 2019: Legal Rights When Child Victims Are Immigrants: The Judge’s Role
  • November 8, 2017: Legal Protections and Forensic Considerations for Immigrant and Refugee Child Victims (International Association of Forensic Nurses)
  • December 1, 2014: Educational Equity Beyond Access: Institutional Support for DACAmented and Undocumented Students

Elder Victims

  • January 30, 2020: Best Practices and Tools That Build the Capacity of Adult Protective Services to Serve Immigrant Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims
Benefits and Services for Immigrant Victims:

Public Benefits

  • April 18, 2019: Public Benefits and Services Legally Available to Immigrant Children and Victims – What Courts Need to Know?
  • February 22, 2017: Immigrant Access to Federally Funded Housing
  • April 16, 2015: Healthcare: Understanding the Affordable Care Act and How it Affects Immigrant Survivors
  • April 19, 2013: Yes We Can!: Public Benefits for Immigrant Survivors

Legal Services

  • November 3, 2014: And Legal Services for All: New 2014 Legal Services Corporation Regulations Implementing VAWA 2005’s
  • November 15, 2013: Researcher/Practitioner Collaboration: Strategies for Successful Implementation