Webinar Series hosted by Casa de Esperanza: Topics include Immigrant Domestic and Sexual Assault Survivors

NIWAP led a webinar series hosted by Casa de Esperanza on October 15, 2018 and October 22, 2018.

On October 15, the webinar titled “Judges Role in Cases of Immigrant Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors” covered important issues that arise in family court cases involving immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and their children. The range of issues that perpetrators raise in custody cases involving battered immigrant parents will be addressed with particular emphasis providing legally correct information that counter’s misinformation perpetrators provide about immigration law, status and relevance in domestic violence custody proceedings. A discussion of U visa certification by judges will cover the range of family, civil and criminal court cases in which immigrant victims have turned to the courts for help providing information and criminal activities they have suffered in court documents and proceedings. Additionally, this webinar discussed how immigrant youth who are victims of domestic or sexual violence or who are children of battered immigrants qualify for Special Immigrant Juvenile States and the state court findings that must be obtained before the application for immigration relief can be filed.

You can find the slides for this webinar here: Judges Role in Cases of Immigrant Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors. You can find the live recording of this webinar here.

On October 22, the webinar titled “Protections for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Under Violence Against Women Act Confidentiality Protections” discussed the protections offered to immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking under Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) confidentiality laws and their effect on best practices for victim advocacy, legal representation, safety planning, and VAWA confidentiality’s protections and rules. This webinar will also discuss the additional protections available to immigrant victims under Immigration and Customs Enforcement policies limiting immigration enforcement at courthouses and sensitive locations.

You can find the slides for this webinar here: Protections for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Under Violence Against Women Act Confidentiality Protections.

You can find the live recording of this webinar here.

Materials accompanying webinar:

Also see our full library of SJI supported materials for courts at www.niwap.org/go/sji

Immigration Relief for Crime Victims and Children

Know Your Rights Information 

Forms of Immigration Relief

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Child Abuse & Protective Battered Immigrant Parents

U and T Visa Certification

VAWA Confidentiality

Criminal Court Discovery

VAWA Self-Petition

Family Law Cases: Special Issues for Immigrant Crime Victims and Children

Custody

Protection Orders

Child Abuse, Neglect and Termination of Parental Rights

Public Benefits Access of Immigrant Victims

 

 

 

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