October 2-3, 2019: Kansas City & Columbia, MO “Multi-Disciplinary Best Practices: Immigrant Domestic & Sexual Violence Victims, Language Access and the U and T Visas”

Multi-Disciplinary Best Practices: Immigrant Domestic & Sexual Violence Victims, Language Access and the U and T Visas

October 2, 2019 in Kansas City, MO

October 3, 2019 in Columbia, MO

The trainings focused on best practices and recommendations based on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, policies, and training materials on U and T visa certification. It also included a discussion of how following DHS’s recommendations for early certification in cases can improve the safety of law enforcement officers, victims, and the community by building collaboration to increase the likelihood of battered immigrants to report and provide helpfulness in the criminal investigation and prosecution of the crime. This project is collaboration between the National
Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, the National Sheriffs’ Association, and is locally hosted by the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services and the Kansas City and Columbia Police Departments respectively.

On July 15-16, 2019, NIWAP held a training with multiple sessions focusing on legal protections and help for immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children. The training highlighted the central role of advocates and attorneys. The training page for this event included a list of training materials 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.

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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
Know Your Rights information
Forms of Immigration Relief
U and T Visas


U Visa as a Crime-Fighting Tool
Prosecutor’s Tools Enhancing Work With Immigrant Crime Victims
Screening Tools and Collaboration
VAWA Self-Petition
Public Benefits
Language Access

**If you have difficulty accessing this publication please contact for assistance NIWAP at (202) 274-4457 or info@niwap.org