*SJI-Training Manual for Courts Table of Contents

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This folder contains bench cards, charts, and other tools to assist courts and judges in cases involving immigrant parties, victims and witnesses.

Training manual for judges, magistrates, commissioners, and court personnel on the legal rights of immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and human trafficking. These materials also address issues that arise in state court cases involving immigrant children and immigrant parents. Included in these training materials are the U visa certification toolkit for courts.

The development of this section of the web library was developed under grant numbers SJI-12-E-169 and SJI-13-E-199 from the State Justice Institute. The points of view expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the State Justice Institute.

Forms of Immigration Relief
Immigration Relief for Crime Victims and Children

Know Your Rights Information

Human Trafficking 
U and T Visa Certification

Forms and Instructions 

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), Child Abuse & Protective Battered Immigrant Parents

 Full Training Manual

SIJS Bench Book Table of Contents

SIJS Training Materials

VAWA Self-Petition
VAWA Confidentiality

Bench Cards

VAWA Confidentiality Statutes, Regulations, and Policies

Statute, Legislative History, Regulations, Policies, and DHS Publications

VAWA Confidentiality and Courthouse Enforcement Policies

VAWA Confidentiality and State Court Discovery


Family Law Cases: Special Issues for Immigrant Crime Victims and Children

Family Law Service of Process


Child Development and Trauma

Securing a Detained Parent’s Participation in Court Proceedings Involving Children

Protection Orders

Economic Relief

Child Abuse, Neglect and Termination of Parental Rights

Immigrant Children and Child Welfare Proceedings 

Public Benefits Access of Immigrant Victims
Criminal Court Discovery
Language Access
Screening Tools
Access to Justice and Crime Victim Protections/Research Memo and Articles

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