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Folder July 13, 2015: "State Court Findings for Abused Youth Seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status"
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) allows certain youth immigrant survivors of abuse, abandonment, and/or neglect by a parent to obtain legal immigration status in the United States. This webinar will review elements required for a successful SIJS application focused particularly on special findings in state court orders. Faculty will provide information and resources on screening for SIJS eligibility, types of qualifying abuse, which SIJS cases OVW and LSC funded organizations may represent, jurisdictional concerns of judges, and clarification on the requirement that only one parent abused the petitioning youth.
Link * [RECORDING] VAWA Confidentiality
Understanding the Three Safeguards and Limited Discovery Exceptions when Advocating for Survivors in Family and Criminal State Courts This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-TA-AX-K009 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
Folder * February 5, 2015: VAWA Confidentiality (Webinar): Understanding the Three Safeguards and Limited Discovery Exceptions when Advocating for Survivors in Family and Criminal State Courts
Often, immigrant survivors of abuse may be afraid their abusers will report their lack of status to immigration authorities or that their abusers will refuse to file for status if the victims disclose the violence to law enforcement officials. Congress recognized the unique predicament faced by immigrant survivors and, in response, created alternative paths to legal immigration status and special protections in the form of VAWA confidentiality.
Link * [RECORDING] Expert Advice for Judges
Recording of the webinar broadcast on December 1, 2014. The recording runs 1 hour 33 minutes. Closed captions are available.
Folder * December 1, 2014: Expert Advice for Judges: How to Handle U Visa Certification Requests (Webinar)
This webinar will provide attendees with: An overview of the law regarding U visa certification by judges Up-to-date legally correct information from DHS on U visa certification and U visa regulations and policies Discussion of why U visa certification from judges was included in the statute as a viable option for victims Best practices for state and federal judges signing U visa certification including timing of judicial certification in civil and criminal cases Practice pointers for judges on completing the U visa certification form.
Link * [RECORDING] And Legal Services for All
This is a recording of the webinar broadcast November 3, 2014. "And Legal Services for All: New 2014 Legal Services Corporation Regulations Implementing VAWA 2005's Immigrant Crime Survivors’ Access to Legal Services." Closed captions will be available for this webinar soon. The recording runs for 1 hour 32 minutes.
Folder * November 3, 2014: And Legal Services for All (Webinar)
"And Legal Services for All: New 2014 Legal Services Corporation Regulations Implementing VAWA 2005's Immigrant Crime Survivors’ Access to Legal Services"
Link * SPSSI VAWA briefing
Recording of the February 11, 2013 briefing---length approximately 1 hour.
Link * February 24, 2014: Helping Survivors in Crisis: Hands-On Training for Advocates and Attorneys on Trauma-Informed Work With Immigrant Women Who Are Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
This two hour online training for advocates and attorneys working with immigrant crime victims will teach techniques (including physical body language communication) to facilitate information gathering from clients who are suffering the effects of trauma during the process of developing affidavits recounting the personal details of their ordeals.
Link * [RECORDING] State Courts and the Protection of Immigrant Crime Victims and Children
This is a recording of the presentation given at the American University Washington College of Law on January 31, 2014.
Link * [RECORDING] Obtaining U Visa Certification from Judges
Recording of the webinar that took place on February 20th, 2014. Unfortunately closed captions are not available for this webinar.
Link * [RECORDING] Trauma-Informed Care: Promoting Healing While Strengthening Survivors' Immigration Case
This is a video recording of the webinar that took place on October 30, 2013. It runs 1 hour 28 minutes.
Link * [RECORDING] Trauma-Informed Care Part 1: Promoting Healing While Strengthening Survivors' Immigration Case
This is a video recording of part 1 of this two-part webinar. It took place on October 30, 2013 and runs 1 hour 28 minutes.
Link * [RECORDING] Yes We Can!: Public Benefits for Immigrant Survivors
This is a video recording of the webinar that took place on April 19, 2013. It runs 1 hour 30 minutes.
Folder * March 19, 2014: "Trauma-Informed Care, Part 2: The Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Story Writing Intervention" (Webinar)
Last in our series of seven webinars.
Folder * February 20, 2014: "Obtaining U Visa Certification from Judges" (Webinar)
Full title: “Obtaining U Visa Certification from Judges in Protection Order, Family, Criminal and Other State Court Proceedings.”
Folder * October 30, 2013: Trauma-Informed Care: Promoting Healing While Strengthening Survivors' Immigration Case
Fifth in our series of seven webinars, this training will address a trauma-informed approach to developing affadavits for VAWA and U visa cases.
Link * DHS Roll Call Videos on U Visa Certification and T Visa Endorsement by Law Enforcement (June 14, 2013)
(Video title: "Blue Campaign: Law Enforcement Discussion of Immigration Relief." April, 2013) -- These roll call videos were developed under a collaboration between DHS, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project, American University, Washington College of Law. The videos describe local law enforcement's role in collaborating with DHS in identification of immigrant victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and other crimes and the importance of signing U visa certifications and T visa endorsements in for immigrant crime victims.
Folder * April 19, 2013: Public Benefits Webinar
"Yes We Can!: Public Benefits for Immigrant Survivors." Webinar on public benefits available to immigrant victim survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. This training is supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K002 awarded by the Violence Against Women Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in these document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Folder * February 15, 2013: Lessons Learned from Law Enforcement
"Lessons Learned from Law Enforcement: How Collaborations That Result in U Visa Certifications Support Safer Communities." Webinar on strategies for collaborating with law enforcement.
Link * DREAM Educational Empowerment Program Teachers & Allies Webinar
Powerpoint includes information for teachers and educators on how they can support their DREAMer students, including applying for deferred action (DACA).
Link DREAM Educational Empowerment Program Teachers & Allies Webinar
Powerpoint includes information for teachers and educators on how they can support their DREAMer students, including applying for deferred action (DACA).
Link * DREAM Educational Empowerment Program Teachers & Allies Webinar
Powerpoint includes information for teachers and educators on how they can support their DREAMer students, including applying for deferred action (DACA).
Link * [RECORDING] Improving Outcomes for Immigrant Survivors Involved in Custody Disputes
A recording of the webinar, which took place on November 5th, 2012. Depending on the speed of your internet connection, the audio for the recording can take several minutes to load.
Folder * November 5, 2012: Custody Webinar
“Improving Outcomes for Immigrant Survivors Involved in Custody Disputes”
Link * [RECORDING] Safety Planning for Immigrant Survivors Using DHS’s New Victim Protection Policies
Click this link to view a recording of the webinar. Depending on the speed of your internet connection, the audio for the recording can take several minutes to load.
Folder * September 6, 2012: Safety Planning Webinar
Materials for the presentation “Safety Planning for Immigrant Survivors Using DHS’s New Victim Protection Policies.”
Link * Webinar: Law Enforcement and Advocates Partnering to Better Serve Immigrant Crime Victims (10.5.11)
This webinar is produced through the National Immigrant Victims’ Access to Justice Partnership, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Vera Institute of Justice, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit center for justice policy and practice, and Legal Momentum, a national policy organization specializing in crime victim assistance and legal protections for immigrant crime victims, are partners in this project. Faculty: Detective Stacey Ivie, Alexandria Police Department, Natalie Nanasi, J.D. Tahirih Justice Center, Pradine Saint Fort, J.D. The Vera Institute
Link * Law Enforcement Use of the U-visa: Podcast (7.18.11)
Follow-up podcast to the U-Visa Certification Webinar for Law Enforcement. In this podcast, Rodolfo Estrada, senior program associate of Vera's Center on Immigration and Justice, discusses law enforcement use of the U-visa. The U-visa provides temporary legal status to immigrant crime victims who cooperate with law enforcement. Joining Rodolfo are Edna Yang, legal counsel at American Gateways and consultant with Legal Momentum, Deputy Chief Pete Helein of the Appleton Police Department in Wisconsin, and Lieutenant Chris Cole of the Storm Lake Police Department in Iowa.
Link * Webinar: An Introduction to Law Enforcement Use of U-Visa (2.10.11)
This webinar is produced through the National Immigrant Victims’ Access to Justice Partnership, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Vera Institute of Justice, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit center for justice policy and practice, and Legal Momentum, a national policy organization specializing in crime victim assistance and legal protections for immigrant crime victims, are partners in this project. Faculty: Deputy Chief Pete Helein of the Appleton Police Department in Wisconsin and Lieutenant Chris Cole of the Storm Lake Police Department in Iowa, Rodolfo Estrada The Vera Institute and Edna Yang, American Gateways and Legal Momentum
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