*National Judicial Network: Forum on Human Trafficking and Immigration in State Courts (2022)

Judges can Register, Access Training Materials, and On-Line Training Here

The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) working in partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) on a State Justice Institute (SJI) funded project is pleased to invite you to participate in the National Judicial Network: Forum on Human Trafficking and Immigration in State Courts (“The Network”). The Network provides a forum for judges to engage in peer-to-peer learning sessions with judges from across the country, participate in webinars, communicate with other judges in a members-only confidential Slack/Listserv, access topic-specific publications, and attend future in-person trainings on issues that arise in state courts involving human trafficking and immigrant victims. The Network Forums are intended to help judges learn more about these complicated issues and, consequently, improve access to justice for human trafficking and immigrant victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and other crimes.

View the National Judicial Network’s outreach and recruitment letter

If you are a judge, tribal judge, magistrate, commissioner, or other judicial officer and you are interested in joining The Network, please register through this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VGY9VJM

Judicial Peer-to-Peer Sessions

Join the NJN’s members-only monthly peer-to-peer virtual learning sessions on the first Tuesday of every month from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST. Each session will be for judicial officers only and will be led by a judicial facilitator, with topics set in advance by The Network’s steering committee. Below you’ll find links to materials, PowerPoint presentations, and resources from the previous sessions as well as upcoming dates/topics for the fall sessions:


July 6th, 2021 : Judicial Responses to Labor Trafficking

November 4th, 2021: Immigration Options for Survivors & Court’s Role

January 11, 2022: Criminal Justice Responses to Asian Women Caught in the Cross-Hairs of Exploitation and Human Trafficking

June 6th, 2022: Familial Sex Trafficking: What Research Tells Us About Risk and Opportunity

July 5th, 2022: We Are Not Invisible: Improving Awareness of Human Trafficking Issues in Indigenous Communities

October 4th, 2022: New Regulations, Policies, and Court Rulings: The Impact on State Courts Issuing Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Orders

October 14th, 2022: What Judges, Attorneys, and Prosecutors Need to Know About How VAWA Confidentiality Impacts Discovery In Cases Involving Immigrant Survivors