March 17, 2016: Albuquerque, NM “Keynote:Best Practices and Collaborations That Promote Safety for Immigrant Crime Victims” and “Workshop: Immigrant Survivors Legal Rights, Options and Opportunities Under Family Law and Public Benefits Laws”

This keynote address will discuss the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse experienced by immigrant adults and children and the important role of language access in serving limited English proficient victims.  An overview of immigration relief available to immigrant victims and current and newly released Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policies and priorities regarding crime victim protection will be highlighted.  These policies affect best practices for safety planning in work with immigrant survivors and impact case planning in victims’ family court cases.  The presentation will conclude with a discussion of what evidence based research tells us about best practices and successful victim advocate, attorney, law enforcement collaborations that result in offering effective life-saving assistance to immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and human trafficking.

PowerPoint Presentations:
Materials List:
Legal Rights Overview and Brochures
Immigrant Victims and Safety Planning
Language Access and Dynamics 
Immigration Options for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking
Immigrant Victims in Family Law Cases
Access to Public Benefits and Services for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence