U and T Visa Model Policy and Toolkit (April 10, 2018)

Proposed Model U and T Visa Policy

  • This proposed model policy was developed under a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance and in consultation with law enforcement leadership from multiple jurisdictions and with input from officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Please also review the discussion paper that accompanies this Model policy.

Discussion Paper: Model Policy U and T Visa Certification

  • This proposed model policy discussion paper was developed under a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance and in consultation with law enforcement leadership from multiple jurisdictions and with input from officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

U Visa Toolkit for Law Enforcement Agencies and Prosecutors

  • By providing U‐visa certifications, law enforcement officials add to their arsenal of crime fighting tools because victims feel safer coming forward to report crimes. This document provides the following background information on the U‐visa: an overview of the U‐visa and a section on law enforcement officials and the U‐visa certification. The section on law enforcement officials includes who qualifies for a U‐visa, which criminal activities are covered by the U‐visa, the application process, and other information that will assist law enforcement in their role as certifiers.

Training Manual for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors

  • Training manual for law enforcement and prosecutors on U visa certification and language access. Includes the U Visa Certification Toolkit.

Training Materials for Law Enforcement Agencies on U and T Visa Certification

  • This collection of training materials includes all DHS published guidance and resources, DHS roll call videos, and a wide range of other training materials on U and T visa certification.

Webinars

  • Webinars on language access, public benefits, legal services, trauma informed care, and immigration relief options, including U visa , DACA, VAWA, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS).