[pdf] Trauma Informed – Structured Interview Questionnaires for Immigration Cases (SIQI)(April 27, 2023) (+)

The following questionnaires are provided to facilitate the Trauma Informed Structured Interview, which is the second part of the Trauma Informed Immigration Story Writing Intervention Method. During the story developing session, clients are encouraged to share their story uninterrupted while advocates and attorneys listen, take notes, and watch for triggers. This tool is designed to be used during follow up interviews with clients. This Structured Interview Questionnaire for Immigration (SIQI) will aid advocates and attorneys in eliciting additional in-depth information to strengthen their client’s immigration case and will also provide a complete picture of trauma and distress endured by survivors. The questions are designed to facilitate the client’s healing and to strengthen the client’s immigration application by uncovering important details of the story by screening for additional incidents, experiences, and emotional harms that contribute to extreme cruelty and/or substantial mental or physical abuse. Attorneys and advocates should explain the goals of this session to the client before initiating the trauma informed structured interview. This 2023 version incorporates questions helpful to assessing stalking behaviors and risk factors.

[pdf] Do you have problems at home? (July 16, 2015) (+)

This booklet explains the legal rights of immigrant victims of family violence including domestic violence, child abuse and elder abuse.

[pdf] Language Identification Card “I speak…” (May 2019) (+)

This language identification guide is a tool for law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies to identify the language of individuals they encounter who do not speak English. I Speak was adapted by Raksha, Inc and Tapestri, Inc through a grant with Dekalb Magistrate’s Court’s Compliance Court Project. It is based on the I Speak booklet created by a partnership effort of the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Ohio Criminal Justice Service. This adaptation of the I speak guide contains the many more languages than other versions of this important I speak tool. (May 2019)

[pdf] Immigration Options for Victims of Crimes (+)

Produced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security covering Violence Against Women Act self-petitions, U visas and T visas. Information on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has been added by the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, American University, Washington College of Law. Downloadable one page (two sided brochure) available in English, Spanish, Russian, Korean, and Chinese.

[pdf] Знай свои права (Know Your Rights, Russian) (+)

Независимо от вашего иммиграционного статуса,вы имеете право быть в безопасности в вашем,собственном доме.У вас есть право покинуть ваш дом либо выдворить из вашего дома того, кто подвергает вас и/или ваших детей физическому,эмоциональному или сексуальному насилию.Никто не имеет права причинять вам или вашим детям какой-либо вред.

[pdf] Brochure: Know Your Rights (+)

Regardless of your immigration status, you have the right to be safe in your own home. You have the right to leave or have anyone removed from your home who abuses you and/or your children physically, emotionally or sexually. No one has the right to hurt you or your children in any way.

[pdf] Somewhere to Turn (+)

A comprehensive manual covering topics such as: domestic violence and battered immigrant issues, cultural competency training, cross-cultural interviewing, recruiting and hiring multilingual and multicultural staff, shelter protocols, outreach and community collaboration, shelter access for battered immigrant women, VAWA immigration cases and victim advocacy confidentiality, creative use of protection orders, protections orders enforcement and criminal prosecution, access to public benefits, verification and reporting requirements under the U.S. Attorney General’s guidance and order, and model programs.

[pdf] Lifetime Spiral of Gender Abuse (+)

The Lifetime Spiral of Gender Abuse describes the potential for violence across the female lifespan. Those working with battered women use it to identify a survivors life history of trauma. Information about a survivors trauma history can be extremely helpful in the development of a victim’s immigration case and improve outcomes in VAWA, U and T visa cases. Identifying the full history or traumas experienced by battered women can also improve outcomes in custody cases as it helps family lawyers representing battered women identify elements of abuse that the victim may not have otherwise revealed (e.g. sexual assault) and it makes the attorney representing the victim in the custody case aware of trauma history that the perpetrator may use against the victim in the custody case.

[pdf] حقوق و خيارات الهجرة المعنفات ، المهاجرين ، و اللاجئات (Rights and Options, Arabic) (+)

بغض النظر عن وضع الهجرة الخاص بك ، لديك الحق في أن تكون آمنة في منزلك . لديك الحق في مغادرة أي شخص أو أن تستبعد من أي شخص منزلك الذي أنت الانتهاكات و / أو أطفالك جسديا وعاطفيا ، أو جنسيا.

[pdf] Правах и возможностях для пострадавших иммигрантов , мигрантов и женщин-беженцев (Rights and Options, Russian) (+)

Независимо от вашего иммиграционного статуса , вы имеете право быть в безопасности в вашем собственном доме. Вы имеете право оставить кому-то или удалили из вашего дома тех, кто злоупотребляет вы и / или ваши дети физически, эмоционально или сексуально.

[pdf] Prenez Connaissance de Vos Droits (Know Your Rights, French) (+)

Quelque soit votre statut d’immigration, vous avez le droit de vous sentir en sécurité dans votre maison. Vous avez le droit de quitter ou de renvoyer de votre domicile toute personne qui vous abuse et qui abuse vos enfants de mannière sexuelle, émotionelle ou physique. Personne n’a le droit de faire du mal ni à vous, ni à vos enfants.

[pdf] Conozca Sus Derechos (Know Your Rights, Spanish) (+)

Independientemente de su situación de inmigración, usted tiene derecho a sentirse segura en su propio hogar. Usted tiene derecho a salir de su hogar libremente o ha pedir que se lleven de su casa a quien abuse de usted o de sus hijos física, emocional o sexualmente. Nadie tiene derecho a maltratarla a usted o a sus hijos de manera alguna.