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.
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:
- March 2nd : Introduction to the National Judicial Network
- April 6th : Trauma for Judges…Where do you see it? How you identify it? What do you do about it?
- May 4th : Human Trafficking Victims Identification & Red Flags
- June 1st : Immigration Options for Survivors & Court’s Role
- September 14th : Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Implicit Bias in Courts’ Work with Immigrant and Human Trafficking Survivors (6 – 7pm EST)
- October 5th : Online Trafficking and Recruitment Trends for Child Sex Trafficking
- November 2nd : U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Answers Judges Questions on SIJS, U Visas, and T Visas
- December 7th : STAR Assessment Tool Training: Helping Courts Identify Child Trafficking Victims (3-4pm EST)
July 6th : Judicial Responses to Labor Trafficking
November 4th : Immigration Options for Survivors & Court’s Role