Breaking Barriers is a comprehensive manual that provides information that will be useful to advocates, attorneys, justice, and social services professionals working with and assisting immigrant survivors of domestic and family violence. This Manual provides a detailed overview explanation of immigrant survivors’ legal rights under immigration, family, public benefits, and criminal laws and their rights to access a broad range of victim services without regard to immigration status of the immigrant crime victim or their children. Breaking Barriers provides social science research findings, information about laws, policies and best practices, legislative history, tools and checklists that will help professionals working with immigrant survivors navigate intersecting legal and social services options that are legally available to assist all immigrant victims including those who are undocumented.
Published November 22, 2015
Topics: Criminal Justice, Asylum, Battered Spouse Waiver, Benefits Available to All Immigrants, Benefits Limited to Qualified Immigrants, Best Practices and Collaborations, Custody, Dynamics of Violence Against Immigrant Women and Children, Dynamics, Culture, & Safety, Economic Relief, Family Law, Immigration, Interviewing & Safety Planning, Protection Orders, Public Benefits & Economic Stability, U Visa and Immigrant Crime Victims, VAWA Cancellation & Suspension, VAWA Confidentiality, VAWA Self-Petition
Part of: Breaking Barriers