March 23, 2021: “Expanding the Toolbox for Children in Immigrant Families: Tips and Tools for Child Welfare and Children’s Courts” (Webinar)

NIWAP Director Leslye Orloff and Judge Susan Breall from the San Francisco Superior Court presented a webinar with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Justice on tips and tools for child welfare and children’s courts for children in immigrant families. The webinar covered U and T visa certifications, seeking/making state court findings required for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), and how to craft better reasonable services and case plans for children in immigrant families due to expanded eligibility for benefits and services.

NIWAP offers a full library of materials, on-line trainings and technical assistance. If you are a victim advocate, attorney, judge, or another professional working with an immigrant victim and you would like to receive case-specific technical assistance on access to publicly funded benefits and services that an immigrant crime victim or immigrant child would be eligible to receive in your state, please call NIWAP for technical assistance. (202) 274-4457 or email us at For more information on immigrant survivor’s legal rights visit NIWAP’s web library

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Training Materials

Forms of Immigration Relief

Immigration Relief for Crime Victims and Children

Know Your Rights Information

Human Trafficking

U and T Visa Certification

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

VAWA Self-Petitions

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

Custody and Divorce

Child Development and Trauma

Securing a Detained Parent’s Participation in Court Proceedings Involving Children

Protection Orders

Child Abuse, Neglect, Child Welfare and Termination of Parental Rights

Public Benefits Access of Immigrant Victims

Screening Tools 

Access to Justice and Crime Victim Protections 

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