October 14, 2022 Webinar: What Judges, Attorneys, and Prosecutors Need to Know About How VAWA Confidentiality Impacts Discovery In Cases Involving Immigrant Survivors

Webinar Description

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) confidentiality offers federal immigration law protections enacted to prevent perpetrators from learning about, interfering with, and obtaining information contained in survivors’ victim-based applications for immigration relief (VAWA, Battered Spouse Waiver, U and T visa cases). The faculty (judge, former prosecutor, family lawyer) will discuss how courts, prosecutors and attorneys should respond when offenders seek discovery of VAWA confidentiality-protected information in criminal, family, and civil court cases. Best practices for anticipating, preparing for, and addressing VAWA confidentiality discovery issues in a manner that promotes and protects victim safety and offender accountability will be highlighted.  Attendees will receive up-to-date VAWA confidentiality case law; DHS policies, and practice pointers.

Training Materials

VAWA Confidentiality and State Court Discovery

Training Materials


VAWA Confidentiality and Immigration Protective Order Cases

VAWA Confidentiality Briefs and Motions

VAWA Confidentiality

Bench Cards

VAWA Confidentiality Statues, Regulations and Policies

Training Materials

Statute, Regulations, Policies and DHS Publications


**If you have difficulty accessing this publication please contact for assistance NIWAP at (202) 274-4457 or info@niwap.org