The National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project (NIWAP, pronounced new-app) was formed to educate, train, offer technical assistance and public policy advocacy, and conduct research that will assist a wide range of professionals working at the Federal, State, and local levels who work with and/or whose work affects immigrant women and children. Our work is designed to promote the development, implementation, and use of laws, policies, and practices that benefit immigrant women and children.
We have answers! For technical assistance on the legal rights of immigrant crime victims, please contact us at (202)274-4457 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- July 29th, 2014 — Fairfax, VA
- State Courts and the Protection of Immigrant Crime Victims and Children
- The training is open to judges, law clerks, court staff, court-appointed attorneys, guardians ad litem, attorneys, probation officers, service providers, and law students in Northern Virginia.
- August 6th–7th, 2014 — New Orleans, Louisiana
- “Creative Solutions to Strengthen Advocacy Options and Healing for Immigrant Survivors”
- This two day conference will consist of plenary sessions followed by interactive workshops that provide opportunities for in-depth information, skill building exercises, practice opportunities and group discussions. Participants will learn and share creative strategies while focusing on a wide range of advocacy options for immigrant survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault or other crimes. Plenary sessions and workshops will provide practical tools and address the best practices to strengthen family law and custody cases, increase safety by ensuring access to public benefits, subsidized health care, VAWA confidentiality protections, and victim based immigration remedies and protection orders for immigrant survivors. Participants will also focus on how to deliver services or provide representation in a manner that promotes healing from trauma.
- Click here to register!
You can also view and register for other upcoming webinars and trainings in your area.
- If you received a letter about being a victim of immigration fraud, please click here for information on the ending of the program on April 30, 2014.
- View past webinar recordings, PSAs, and a set of roll call training videos for law enforcement at NIWAP's YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/niwapwcl.
- Visit our web library at niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu to find resources on the legal rights of immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and other crimes.
- For technical assistance on the legal rights of immigrant crime victims, please contact us at (202)274-4457 or at email@example.com.
- Browse our Directory of Programs With Experience Serving Immigrant Victims.
- For information on internships and other opportunities, click here or here.
- April 21, 2014
- Video "Hands-on Training on Trauma-Informed Work" posted
- 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.
- A higher quality version of the video will be uploaded soon!
- March 12, 2014
- Report "Early Access to Work Authorization for VAWA Self-Petitioners and U Visa Applicants" posted
- This report, completed in February, makes the case for the importance of quick access to work authorization for immigrant victims of crime. Download it at www.niwap.org/reports/Early-Access-to-Work-Authorization.pdf.
- January 14, 2014
- Seminar Projects for Immigrant Women: Law and Policy Spring semester course.
- The list of seminar projects for the Immigrant Women: Law and Policy course outlines some of the projects that NIWAP is currently working on. Click here to download it.
- August 15, 2013
- The DHS roll call training videos for law enforcement were released on June 14, 2013! They can be viewed on the web at our YouTube channel: Part I and Part II. For assistance in downloading the videos, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We are also excited to announce that we will be extending our popular series of webinars on topics relevant to those who work with immigrant crime victims from five webinars to seven! Keep an eye on our trainings page for announcements.
- April 19, 2013
- Read our new report, National Survey of Service Providers on Police Response to Immigrant Crime Victims, U Visa Certification and Language Access (published April 16, 2013)