October 9, 2020: Missouri “MCADSV Immigrant and Refugee Services Roundtable” (IRSR)

NIWAP joined the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence for a live technical assistance session at their immigrant and refugee services roundtable (IRSR).

Advocates, attorneys and other immigrant service providers are often faced with the challenge of staying up-to-date as policies and resources that impact immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence change constantly. Attorneys from The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP), a leading advocacy organization focused on supporting immigrant victims of crime, will attend this IRSR Meeting to provide expert insight on recent legal developments, share best practices and respond to questions related to providing meaningful and relevant services.     

The first part of this meeting will provide a brief opportunity for participants to network with each other on a statewide level. We are stronger together and have so much to gain by sharing information, experiences and resources.   

During the second part of this meeting, NIWAP provided an “Ask the Experts” session. Please consider issues that you have encountered in providing services to immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence and submit those questions to Nora Mosby after you register here.    

Examples of questions included:  

  • How can I best support a survivor’s immigration case while they are in shelter? 
  • What should survivors know about the Public Charge Rule? 
  • How will changes in USCIS processing center locations impact survivors’ cases? What does the future of immigration relief look like for immigrant survivors of violence?  

If you are a victim advocate, attorney, judge, or other professional working with an immigrant victim and you would like to receive case specific technical assistance on family law issues that arise in cases of immigrant crime victims, please call NIWAP for technical assistance. (202) 274-4457 or email us at info@niwap.org.

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Training Materials
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Remote Interpretation Resources from the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

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