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

This training took place on August 6, 2018 in Morrow, Georgia.

The training covered a wide range of topics that included how law enforcement and prosecutors can better serve immigrant communities through improving language access resources and utilizing the U Visa. The training covered how investigations can be improved using language access tools and how to enhance officer, victim, and community safety by using language access and certification programs. It also covered how the U visa can help to hold offenders more accountable and how the U visa can increase victim safety and participation in the criminal justice system.

For more information about the training materials, see below.

Training Materials

Agenda for Training

PowerPoint for Training

U and T Visas

DHS Victims Policy, Guidance, and Legal Memoranda

DHS U and T Visa Law Enforcement Resource Guide

DHS Policy Answers to Law Enforcement Reasons for Not Certifying

Glossary of Terms

I-130 Victim’s Proof of Battering or Extreme Cruelty

Instructions for Form I-914, Supplement B

Form I-914, Supplement B for T Visa Endorsement

Form I-918, Supplement B, for U Visa Certification

Instructions for Form I-918

Model Policy for Working with Immigrant Victims of Crime and Human Trafficking

U Visa Certifiers: Range of Potential Certifiers

Press Release on the U Visa — Template

U Visa Resource List

USCIS U Visa Certification Factsheet Q&A

U Visa Checklist: “Helpfulness”

U Visa Toolkit for Law Enforcement Agencies and Prosecutors

U Visa Flow Chart

U Visa as a Crime-Fighting Tool

COPS Dispatch Article: the U Visa: An Important Tool for Community Policing

Visas Out of Hell: Women Need to Know they Exist

How Law Enforcement is Using the U Visa Practice Brief

The Importance of the U Visa as a Crime-Fighting Tool for Law Enforcement Officials — Views from Around the Country

Protecting Our Communities and Officer Safety

Screening Tools and Collaboration

Information on the Legal Rights Available to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence in the US and Facts About Immigrating on a Marriage-Based Visa

Brochure: Continued Presence & Temporary Immigration Status for Victims of Human Trafficking

Bluecard: Screening for Victims Who Qualify for Immigration Protection Relief

DHS Infographic: Protections for Immigrant Victims (January 12, 2017)

NIWAP DHS: Immigration Options for Victims of Crime — English

Immigrant and LEP Victims’ Access to the Criminal Justice System

U Visa Legal Advocacy: Overview of Effective Policies and Practices

Building Trusting Relationships: A Guide for Advocates/Attorneys Working with Law Enforcement on U Visa Certification Issues (Flow Chart)

Immigration Relief for Abused Children

Language Access

Code of Conduct for Court Interpreters — Washington State Interpreters Program

Consecutive Interpretation Exercise

Questions to Use for Crime Scene Identification of LEP

Dos and Don’ts to Help Identify LEP Persons

Language Identification Card

Laws Governing Law Enforcement Agency Provision of Language Assistance to LEP Persons

Important Tips to Remember When Using an Interpreter

NAJIT Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibilities

Sample Limited English Proficiency Guidelines from Office of Justice Programs

Steps for Obtaining Interpreters

Tips for Working Effectively with Telephone Interpreters

Are You Compliant with Title VI? Self Assessment Tool

Why Using an Interpreter is Beneficial to Law Enforcement