Best Practices for Serving Immigrant Victims: Access to Public Benefits and Services in Virginia

Presentation for Northern Virginia Family Service on May 11th, 2023



Video Recording

Training Materials

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 access to publically funded benefits and services that an immigrant crime victim or immigrant child would be eligible to receive in you state, please call NIWAP for technical assistance.  (202) 274-4457 or email us at  You can also visit the public benefits section of NIWAP’s web library 

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Public Benefits Interactive Maps and State Charts


Legal Rights Overviews and Brochures

Regulations and Policies

Public Benefits and Services for Immigrant Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Bench Cards, Flow Charts and Evidence Check Lists

Overviews and Chapters, Multiple Benefits

Public Charge and Immigrant Victims

Only Certain Law Enforcement and Benefits Workers Under Limited Circumstances Are Required Under Federal Law to Report Immigrants to DHS

Non-Work Social Security Numbers

Driver’s Licenses

Housing – Shelter and Transitional Housing

Housing – Public and Assisted


SNAP- Food Stamps


Child Care


Low-Income Home Energy and Weatherization Assistance Programs

Immigration Relief