July 15-16, 2019: Columbia, MO “Legal Protections and Help for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Their Children: The Central Role of Advocates and Attorneys”

This training involved multiple sessions covering dynamics of domestic and sexual violence experienced by immigrant survivors in Missouri, VAWA confidentiality, and immigration options for immigrant survivors and their children. Information about immigration relief, public benefits, and trauma-informed evidence collection and collaboration were major topics in the context of Missouri, and NIWAP faculty discussed public benefits and family law, including custody, civil protection orders, and divorce. NIWAP partnered with the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV) to facilitate this training for advocates and attorneys. 

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

If you would like to learn more about law enforcement and prosecutor best practices, NIWAP hosts monthly virtual Roundtables for Law Enforcement and Prosecution only to discuss challenges and topics in the field with NIWAP’s law enforcement expert faculty. Through these Roundtables, law enforcement and prosecutors share strategies and develop plans for working with immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. Register for NIWAP’s Law Enforcement & Prosecutors Monthly Roundtable

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Technical Assistance Flyer:

NIWAP’s  Technical Assistance Flyer describes the technical assistance and training offered to support advocates, attorneys, judges, police, prosecutors, and other professionals in their work with immigrant women, children, and crime victims.

Training Materials
Dynamics & Barriers for Immigrant & Refugee Survivors
Language Access for Survivors
Immigrants, Language Access and Child Welfare 
Immigration Protections for Immigrant Survivors
Know Your Rights Information
VAWA Self-Petition
Abused Spouses of Work Visa Holders
Battered Spouse Waivers
VAWA Cancellation of Removal and Suspension of Deportation
U Visas
T Visas
Child and Student Victims
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
VAWA Confidentiality

Webpages and Webinars

Training Materials

VAWA Confidentiality and Discovery
Trauma-Informed Help for Immigrant Survivors 
Family Law Protections for Immigrant Survivors 

Securing Attendance of a Detained Parent at Court


Immigration Allegations in Custody Cases
Civil Protection Orders and Immigrant Victims
Economic Relief in Family Court
Access to Publically Funded Services and Public Benefits for Immigrant Survivors

Public Benefits Interactive Maps and State Charts

Helping Survivors Access Public Benefits

Immigrant Access to Shelter and Transitional Housing Programs

Immigrant Rights to Access Public & Assisted Programs

Health Care

Legal Support for Immigrant Survivors
Collaborative Approaches to Serving Immigrant and Refugee Survivors

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