NIWAP has developed a podcast series currently available on two platforms, SoundCloud and Spotify. Episodes include:
U-Visa Introduction (44 minutes)
An introduction to the U-Visa featuring Tara Patet, a prosecutor in St. Paul, MN, and Investigator Michael LaRiviere from the Salem, MA Police Department, along with Rocio Molina, Deputy Director of NIWAP. This podcast covers the basics and fundamentals about what a U-Visa is, including certification and the concept of “helpfulness.”
T-Visa Introduction (25 minutes)
An introduction to the T-Visa featuring Stacey Ivie, a Detective and Task Force Officer with the City of Alexandria, Va., police department, along with Leslye Orloff, Director of NIWAP.
U-Visa FAQ’s (22 minutes)
Frequently asked questions about the U-Visa featuring Stacey Ivie, a Detective, and Task Force Officer with the City of Alexandria, Va., police department. This podcast debunks some commonly-held myths and answers some common questions.
Certifying Early (32 minutes)
This podcast emphasizes the importance of certifying early in the U-Visa and T-Visa processes. Featuring Christopher Freeman, a prosecutor from Hennepin County, MN, and Jane Anderson, a former prosecutor who now works at Aequitas, a resource for prosecutors on violence against women.
A two-part episode featuring Sgt. Inspector Tony Flores, San Francisco Police Department, Officer Irene Lee Klein, West Hartford, Connecticut, Police Department, and Sharla Jackson, Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of GA.
Part One – Best Practices Working with Immigrant Victims (26 minutes)
Focuses on Best Practices for Working with Immigrant Victims.
Part Two – Working with NGOs and Applying Trauma-Informed Practices (47 minutes)
Focuses on working with NGOs and Applying Trauma-Informed Practices in work with immigrant survivors.
Trial Preparation (53 minutes)
Preparing for trial when you have a witness who is seeking U-Visa or T-Visa relief. Featuring Jane Anderson, an attorney advisor at Aequitas, a prosecutor’s resource on violence against women and Christopher Freeman a prosecutor from Hennepin County, MN. Focuses on trial strategies and preparation tactics, not just for prosecutors, but for law enforcement and victim advocates.
A two-part episode discussing issues of language access for crime victims and witnesses. Featuring Detective Shelli Sonnenberg from the Boise, Idaho, police department, and Investigator Michael LaRiviere from the Salem, MA Police Department, along with Leslye Orloff, director of NIWAP.
Part One: (26 minutes)
Focuses on the common fears and issues that victims and witnesses face, and the laws and guidelines that require law enforcement to provide sufficient language access to everyone in our community.
Part Two (25 minutes)
Focuses on how to provide effective language access, and best practices for agencies when implementing language access for all victims and witnesses.
Web Library (26 minutes)
An introduction to NIWAP and the Web Library featuring Leslye Orloff, director of NIWAP. Discusses library, local resources, online webinars, training materials, and technical assistance).