Sep. 11-12, 2018: Des Moines, IA, Iowa Victim Justice Symposium

These two workshops were part of the Iowa Victim Justice Symposium. The first, “Everything Law Enforcement Needs to Know about Forms of Immigration Relief” covers immigration relief options under the Violence Against Women Act and how to use the U visa as a crime fighting tool. The second workshop, titled, “Best Practice when Working with Immigrant Survivors” includes information on dynamics when working with immigrant survivors, case strategy, VAWA confidentiality, and language access.

Materials for Training

PowerPoint, “Everything Law Enforcement Needs to Know about Forms of Immigration Relief”

PowerPoint, “Best Practices when Working with Immigrant Survivors”

U and T Visas

DHS Victims Policy, Guidance, and Legal Memoranda

DHS U and T Visa Law Enforcement Resource Guide

DHS Policy Answers to Law Enforcement Reasons for Not Certifying

Glossary of Terms

I-130 Victim’s Proof of Battering or Extreme Cruelty

Instructions for Form I-914, Supplement B

Form I-914, Supplement B for T Visa Endorsement

Form I-918, Supplement B, for U Visa Certification

Instructions for Form I-918

Model Policy for Working with Immigrant Victims of Crime and Human Trafficking

U Visa Certifiers: Range of Potential Certifiers

Press Release on the U Visa — Template

U Visa Resource List

USCIS U Visa Certification Factsheet Q&A

U Visa Checklist: “Helpfulness”

U Visa Toolkit for Law Enforcement Agencies and Prosecutors

U Visa Flow Chart

U Visa as a Crime-Fighting Tool

COPS Dispatch Article: the U Visa: An Important Tool for Community Policing

Visas Out of Hell: Women Need to Know they Exist

How Law Enforcement is Using the U Visa Practice Brief

The Importance of the U Visa as a Crime-Fighting Tool for Law Enforcement Officials — Views from Around the Country

Protecting Our Communities and Officer Safety

Prosecution Materials

Chapter 3.4: Quick Reference Guide for Prosecutors: U Visa and VAWA Confidentiality Related Case Law

Chapter 3.2: Certifying Early: When Should You Sign a U or T Visa Certification for a Victim?

Chapter 3.3: VAWA Confidentiality and Criminal Cases: How Prosecutors Should Respond to Discovery Attempts for Protected Information

Chapter 3.1: What’s Immigration Status Got to Do with It? Prosecution Strategies for Cases Involving Undocumented Victims

VAWA Confidentiality Statutes, Legislative History and Implementing Policy (April 4, 2018)

Model Policy

Discussion Paper for Model Policy for Interactions with Immigrant Victims of Crime and Human Trafficking & Signing of U Visa Certifications and T Visa Declarations

Model Policy for Interactions with Immigrant Victims of Crime and Human Trafficking & Signing of U Visa Certifications and T Visa Declarations (March 23, 2018)

Screening Tools and Collaboration

Information on the Legal Rights Available to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence in the US and Facts About Immigrating on a Marriage-Based Visa

Brochure: Continued Presence & Temporary Immigration Status for Victims of Human Trafficking

Bluecard: Screening for Victims Who Qualify for Immigration Protection Relief

DHS Infographic: Protections for Immigrant Victims (January 12, 2017)

NIWAP DHS: Immigration Options for Victims of Crime — English

Immigrant and LEP Victims’ Access to the Criminal Justice System

U Visa Legal Advocacy: Overview of Effective Policies and Practices

Building Trusting Relationships: A Guide for Advocates/Attorneys Working with Law Enforcement on U Visa Certification Issues (Flow Chart)

Immigration Relief for Abused Children

Language Access

Code of Conduct for Court Interpreters — Washington State Interpreters Program

Consecutive Interpretation Exercise

Questions to Use for Crime Scene Identification of LEP

Dos and Don’ts to Help Identify LEP Persons

Language Identification Card

Laws Governing Law Enforcement Agency Provision of Language Assistance to LEP Persons

Important Tips to Remember When Using an Interpreter

NAJIT Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibilities

Sample Limited English Proficiency Guidelines from Office of Justice Programs

Steps for Obtaining Interpreters

Tips for Working Effectively with Telephone Interpreters

Are You Compliant with Title VI? Self Assessment Tool

Why Using an Interpreter is Beneficial to Law Enforcement