February 20, 2020: “THE U VISA AS A CRIME-FIGHTING TOOL: How Certification Improves Domestic and Sexual Violence Investigations and Prosecutions” (Webinar)

The U Visa is designed to be a tool for law enforcement and prosecutors. This webinar will explain the crime-fighting purpose of the U Visa and will outline the U Visa requirements, application process, and certification form. Experts will discuss how the safety of law enforcement officers, victims, and the community is strengthened when immigrant victims report crime and help with investigations and prosecutions. Particularly, the webinar will focus on how domestic and sexual violence cases can be improved by utilizing the U Visa to build trust, improve safety, and enhance participation.

If you would like to learn more about law enforcement and prosecutor best practices, NIWAP hosts monthly virtual Roundtables for Law Enforcement and Prosecution only to discuss challenges and topics in the field with NIWAP’s law enforcement expert faculty. Through these Roundtables, law enforcement and prosecutors share strategies and develop plans for working with immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. Register for NIWAP’s Law Enforcement & Prosecutors Monthly Roundtable

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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

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
VAWA Confidentiality
Screening Tools and Collaboration
VAWA Self-Petition
Public Benefits
Language Access