August 6, 2018, Morrow, GA – “Law Enforcement and Prosecution Best Practices: Immigrant Crime Victims, Language Access and the U and T Visa”

Join us for a free training on the use of early U and T visa certification and language access practices to enhance law enforcement’s and prosecutors’ roles in protecting and serving immigrant communities and crime victims.

Location:    Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia

1590 Adamson Parkway, 4th Floor, Morrow, GA 30260

Date:         August 6, 2018

Time:        8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


Training Description and Goals

This training is designed to enhance law enforcement’s and prosecutors’ roles in protecting and serving immigrant communities and crime victims through improved language access and U and T visa certification. It is offered by a national team of law enforcement and prosecutor instructors and subject matter experts on the legal rights of immigrant crime victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The training will also provide an overview of the wide range of crimes that U and T visa covers. We will directly address the array of issues involving immigrant crime victims and witnesses. The training will improve attendees understanding of how investigations can be improved by using language access tools; how agencies can more effectively hold offenders more accountable by using the U Visa and T Visa certification as a crime-fighting tool and how the safety of law enforcement officers, victims, and the community can be strengthened building collaboration to increase the likelihood of battered immigrants to report and provide helpfulness in the criminal investigation and prosecution of the crime.

This training is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), and will review the use of innovative approaches that assist law enforcement and prosecutors in using the U & T visa and language access as vital crime-fighting tools to hold perpetrators accountable for violent crimes.

Project Partners

This project is a collaboration between the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, National Sheriffs’ Association, and Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence Website and is sponsored by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia.

The training faculty includes the following:

  • Officer Michael LaRiviere, Salem Police Department, Massachusetts
  • Detective Stacy Ivie, Alexandria Police Department, Virginia
  • Inspector Sgt. Antonio Flores, San Francisco Police Department, California
  • Detective Shelli Sonnenberg, Boise Police Department, Idaho
  • Leslye E. Orloff and Rocio Molina, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, American University Washington College of Law
  • Wendy Lau, Senior Project Manager, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
  • Jane Anderson, AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women

All attendees will receive training materials on best practices for language access at crime scene investigations, a U & T visa toolkit, and other valuable screening tools and material.

Registration is available through here

For more information contact: Rocío Molina:  office 240.480.6378 |

This project is supported by Grant No. 2017-TA-AX-K063 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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