*Training Materials: Law Enforcement (Last Updated – April 11, 2023)

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.

More tools for law enforcement and prosecution agencies are available in NIWAP’s web library

Law Enforcement and Prosecutor Round Tables:

NIWAP offers Virtual Roundtables peer-to-peer learning opportunities exclusively for officials and staff working for law enforcement and prosecution agencies to sign up go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RT2022Registeration

NIWAP’s roundtables are led by law enforcement and prosecutor faculty, offer an opportunity for peer to peer learning, can be joined on-line of by conference call, and provide ongoing training and technical assistance to officers and staff at law enforcement and prosecution agencies. When you sign up you choose the list exclusively open to staff working at law enforcement and prosecution agencies. You can also elect to sign up for NIWAP’s general outreach list to receive notices of trainings, webinars, new materials, resources and policies.

Community of Practice for Victim Advocates: Systems based victim advocates and other victim advocates working for law enforcement and prosecution agencies are encouraged to join NIWAP’s Victim Advocate Community of Practice which provides ongoing peer-to-peer learning opportunities to support victim advocates in their work with immigrant survivors. Sign up to join here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BBHR3X3

Law Enforcement, Prosecutor and Systems-Based Victim Advocate Podcast Series https://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/niwap-podcast-series

For law enforcement and prosecutors on best practices and special issues that arise in working with immigrant victims. Includes discussions with law enforcement and prosecutor experts on the U visa and the T visa.

NIWAP’s Technical Assistance for Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, and Systems-Based Victim Advocates

Forms of Immigration Relief and Screening Tools

Know Your Rights Information

Glossary of Terms for Work with Immigrant Survivors https://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/pubs/appendix-z-glossary-of-terms

Department of Homeland Security Publications

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), U Visa and T Visa Legislative History

U and T Visas



U Visa as a Crime-Fighting Tool

State U and T Visa Certification Laws

Prosecutor’s Tools Enhancing Work With Immigrant Crime Victims

Language Access

Language Access Resources for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors from Technical Assistance Providers


VAWA Self-Petition

VAWA Confidentiality 

Public Benefits and Other Victim Advocates

**If you have difficulty accessing this publication please contact for assistance NIWAP at (202) 274-4457 or info@niwap.org