This workshop discusses how trauma plays a role in all aspects of a client’s case and the benefits of trauma-informed collaborations between law enforcement officers, victim advocates, and attorneys to improve outcomes for immigrant victims in legal matters. Participants will learn trauma-informed interviewing skills when working with immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and how to develop a trauma-informed approach to legal advocacy to improve case outcomes and increase access to justice. The workshop will guide on how to be trauma-informed when preparing survivors to testify and participate in interviews with law enforcement, lawyers, and advocates.
- Cannon Han, Senior Program Manager, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
- Edna Yang, Co-Executive Director, American Gateways
- Rocio Molina, Deputy Director, NIWAP
- Norma Mendoza, Multicultural Program Director, Cherokee Family Violence Center