October 20, 2020: “The U Visa As A Crime-Fighting Tool: How Certification Improves Domestic and Sexual Violence Investigations and Prosecutions” (Webinar)

During this webinar, we explored how the U Visa can be used as a crime-fighting tool within domestic and sexual violence investigations and prosecutions. Our speakers discussed how to identify victims who qualify for the U and T Visa, and explore how you can hold offenders accountable by using immigration relief as a crime-fighting tool. Our speakers explained strategies on how you can implement pretrial and trial strategies to combat common defenses in cases involving immigrant victims of crime. Lastly, our speakers conveyed how you can enhance community, victim, and officer safety by combatting sexual, domestic violence and stalking.

If you are a law enforcement officer, prosecutor, or a victim advocate or other staff working for a law enforcement or prosecution agency and are working with immigrant victims and you would like to receive case specific technical assistance on immigration protections for immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence victims and their children, please call NIWAP for technical assistance. (202) 274-4457 or email us at info@niwap.org.

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Training Materials


Know Your Rights Information

Language Access

U Visa as a Crime-fighting Tool

U and T visas


Forms of Immigration Relief

Screening Tools and Collaboration

Prosecutor’s Tools Enhancing Work With Immigrant Crime Victims

VAWA Confidentiality

VAWA Self-Petition

Public Benefits

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