[pdf] Legal Protections for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence That Enhance Victim and Community Safety. North Platte, NE (April 26, 2024) (+)

Training on This training will provide an overview of the protections under immigration, public benefits, protection order and family laws that help immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, child abuse and human trafficking. Faculty will discuss how victim advocates, attorneys, law enforcement, healthcare providers, prosecutors and other professionals can collaboratively work together to improve safety for immigrant victims, their families and the community.

[pdf] Enhancing Safety Planning and Immingrant Survivors’ Access to Immigration Relief and Public Benefits and Services in the West Virginia (+)

This document is the description for the information that will be provided on the November 10, 2021 webinar “Victim Advocates and Attorneys Working With Immigrant Survivors: Immigration Relief, Trauma-Informed Approach, and Public Benefits”

[pdf] Legal Rights 4.21 RM (+)

This workshop will discuss the range of publicly funded victim and social services programs, legal assistance, and the wide range of services and assistance that are legally available to all victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault, regardless of immigration status. As immigrant and Limited English Proficient (LEP) victims begin the process of […]

November 19, 2020: Refugees and Migrants: International Virtual Summit Domestic/Family Violence in the COVID-19 Era”

This summit was sponsored by the United Nations. Information on the summit and its agenda can be found here. Leslye Orloff was asked to present on the impact of COVID-19 on immigrants of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. You can find Ms. Orloff’s information about the summit and presentation here. […]

July 9, 2020: “Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium COVID-19, Housing and Victims”

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 […]

[pdf] Legal Rights of Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors PowerPoint (+)

This presentation explains how to identify adult and child victims who qualify for the forms of immigration relief created by Congress to protect victims and improve their access to justice. It also covers how facilitating early filing for immigration relief increases offender accountability and officer, community, and victim safety. Finally, the PowerPoint emphasizes multi-disciplinary teams […]

April 18, 2019: “Public Benefits and Services Legally Available to Immigrant Children and Victims – What Courts Need to Know” (Webinar)

PowerPoint Presentation Public Benefits Interactive Maps and State Charts Interactive Public Benefits Map All State Public Benefits Charts Legal Rights Overviews and Brochures Multilingual Materials for Victims and Advocates DHS Infographic: Protection for Immigrant Victims (January 12, 2017) Immigration Options for Victims of Crime – DHS Brochure Information on the Legal Rights Available to Immigrant […]

[pptx] “Working with Immigrant Refugee Survivors” at the Transitional Housing Conference August 9-10, 2018 (+)

The presentation titled “Working with Immigration and Refugee Survivors” was presented at the Transitional Housing Conference that was sponsored by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) on August 9-10, 2018 in San Diego, California.

This training covered the many barriers faced by immigrant survivors as well as provided information on the legal protections available to immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The goal was to show how to assist immigrant and refugee survivors with accessing housing, public benefits, legal services, and justice system help.

July 18, 2017: Washington, D.C. “National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference Workshop: A Shifting Landscape: Undocumented and Documented Immigrants”

This workshop was part of the 2017 National Alliance to End Homelessness conference. It covered the housing options available for immigrant crime victims. Training Materials PowerPoint Presentation for Training Information on NIWAP’s Technical Assistance Legal Rights Overviews and Brochures Multilingual Materials for Victims and Advocates DHS Infographic: Protection for Immigrant Victims (January 12, 2107) Immigration […]

July 24, 2017 – California Rural Legal Assistance Training: “Immigrant Access to Federally Assisted Housing”

This presentation was part of an annual training for the California Rural Legal Assistance Training. Karlo Ng from the National Housing Law Project co-presented this workshop with NIWAP’s director, Leslye Orloff. This workshop focused on: Section 214 Housing VAWA self-petitioners’s eligibility Eligibility of T visa victims Limited options for U visa victims Transitional housing and […]

February 22, 2017: Immigrant Access to Federally Assisted Housing (Webinar and Materials)

The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) and the National Housing Law Project co-presented this webinar on the legal rights of immigrant survivors to access federally funded housing.  For many survivors of domestic and sexual violence, the ability to secure decent, safe, and affordable housing is critical to long-term survival. Yet, immigrant survivors of domestic […]

March 15, 2017: Honolulu, HI “Building a Safety Net for Immigrant Victims: Eligibility for Public Benefits, Housing, Confidentiality and More”

This training provided an overview of public benefits eligibility for immigrant crime victims and children, explaining access to subsidized health care, TANF, housing, food stamps, and other public benefits for victims with varying immigration statuses (e.g. VAWA self-petitioners, U-Visa, T-Visa, SIJS, and DACA). Training Materials PowerPoint Presentation for Training Hawaii State Benefits Chart Interactive Public […]

[pdf] New Mexico Workshop: Immigrant Survivors Legal Rights, Options and Opportunities Under Family and Public Benefits Laws (+)

This workshop discusses the range of issues that arise in family court cases involving immigrant survivors and immigrant children and best practices for helping immigrant survivors involved in family court cases. Custody, protection orders, child support, spousal support, U visa certification by judges and special immigration remedies for immigrant children (Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Access to healthcare, housing, and public benefits for immigrant domestic and sexual violence victims and children who suffer child abuse, abandonment or neglect vary by the type of immigration case the victim pursues, the state in which the victim lives and the benefit being sought. This workshop provides an overview of the range of publicly funded assistance available to undocumented immigrant victims and children and will discuss how when victims file for immigration benefits, over time their access to state and federally funded public benefits increases. The workshop will cover TANF, healthcare, housing, student grants and loans, child care, food stamps (SNAP), driver’s licenses and assistance with heating.

December 8, 2015: York, PA “Overview of Federal and State Public Benefits: Access For Immigrant Survivors and Their Children”

This training, presented by Leslye E. Orloff and Benish Anver, was presented in partnership with the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center. PowerPoint Presentation Overview of Federal and State Public Benefits: Access For Immigrant Survivors and Their Children Materials Access to State Funded Public Benefits in Pennsylvania Based on Immigration Status NIWAP Public Benefits Materials Immigration: Comparing Forms […]

April 19, 2013: “Yes We Can!: Public Benefits for Immigrant Survivors” (Webinar)

Webinar on public benefits available to immigrant victim survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Materials Yes We Can! Public Benefits for Immigrant Survivors Government Documents Final Specification of Community Programs Necessary for Protection of Life or Safety Under Welfare Reform Legislation HUD Funds Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Violence Against Women Act 2006 Amendments […]

September 9-12, 2012: San Diego, CA “Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT): 17th Annual Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma”

PowerPoint Presentations Issues, Rights, and Danger Assessment for Immigrant Intimate Partner Violence Survivors Domestic Violence In the Latino Community: Help Available For Victims Mandated Reporting for Adult Abuse Victims of Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence Public Benefits Access to Programs and Services that Can Help Battered Immigrants Public Benefits Access for Battered Immigrant Women […]

March 26, 2011: Crystal City, VA “Health Care Reform: What Women Got, What Women Want and What Women Need”

A panel presentation at Ecumenical Advocacy Day sponsored by Faithful Reform in Health Care. Presented by Leslye Orloff on March 26, 2011. Covering access to health care following immigration reform for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and human trafficking and immigrant women and children generally. PowerPoint Health Care Reform: What Women […]