* Cultural Competency
Outreach materials regarding the dynamics of violence against immigrant women, legal services, employment rights, and information for state grant administrators
* A. BREAKING BARRIERS: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO LEGAL RIGHTS AND RESOURCES FOR BATTERED IMMIGRANTS (2013)
Breaking Barriers is a comprehensive tool that provides information that will be useful to advocates, attorneys, justice, and social services professionals working with and assisting immigrant survivors of domestic and family violence. This Manual provides a detailed overview explanation of immigrant survivors’ legal rights under immigration, family, public benefits, and criminal laws and their rights to access a broad range of victim services without regard to immigration status of the immigrant crime victim or their children. Breaking Barriers provides social science research findings, information about laws, policies and best practices, legislative history, tools and checklists that will help professionals working with immigrant survivors navigate intersecting legal and social services options that are legally available to assist all immigrant victims including those who are undocumented.
Empowering Survivors is a comprehensive tool that provides information that will be useful to advocates, attorneys, justice, and social services professionals working with and assisting immigrant survivors of sexual assault. This Manual will help advocates and professionals expand their knowledge and capacity to aid immigrant victims of sexual assault in accessing justice under federal and state civil, immigration, public benefits, social services, language access legal services and criminal laws in the United States. The goal is to help to provide resources, assistance and support to help immigrant victims of sexual violence and sexual harassment recover, heal and rebuild their lives. The chapters and tools included in this Manual may also be useful to advocates, attorneys, and social services professionals working with immigrant victims of domestic violence, stalking and human trafficking.
These materials provide an overview of the legal rights of immigrnat vicitms of domestic violence. There were developed for victims with varied literacy levels in English and/or their native language. They were also designed to provide advocates, attorney, justice, health and social services personnel with an overview that will assist them in helping immigrant victims.
Chapter in a manual developed by The Women of Color Network under a HHS grant. This chapter contains the following information: • Glossary Of Terms • Latina Women In The United States • Middle Eastern & North African Immigrant Women In The US • Do You HAVE Problems At Home • South Asian Women In The US • Power And Control Tactics Used Against Immigrant Women • Immigrants’ Access To Programs And Services Necessary To Protect Life And Safety And Post Assault Health Care • Federal Pre-Emption Of Laws Discriminating By Immigration Status • Comparing Forms of Immigration Relief for Immigrant Victims of Crime • Immigration Protection Screening Checklist • Adult self-petitioning flow chart • Self-petitioning evidence checklist • U visa flow chart • U visa evidence check list • Sample questions for identifying a trafficked or enslaved person • T Visa document Check list • VAWA red Flags • Immigrant Victim’s Rights and Protections • Working with Survivors that are at high risk of immigration enforcement action • Harboring and Transportation of Undocumented Persons: Information for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Victim Services Agencies • VAWA Confidentiality from Breaking Barriers • Shelter Victim Confidentiality Issues Under Recent State Immigration Legislation • State Confidentiality Statutes