Law Enforcement and Advocates Partnering to Better Serve Immigrant Crime Victims

Webinar recording, October 5th, 2011.
Length: 60 minutes.

On October 5, 2011, Legal Momentum and the Vera Institute of Justice, through the National Immigrant Victims’ Access to Justice Partnership, hosted a webinar on how law enforcement agencies and community advocates can build and maintain partnerships that better serve immigrant crime victims. These partnerships can build upon a tool that is available to all law enforcement: the U visa. Approval of a U visa petition provides temporary legal status to undocumented immigrant victims who are helpful to law enforcement.

This webinar was 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 of the Alexandria Police Department; Natalie Nanasi, J.D., of the Tahirih Justice Center; and Pradine Saint Fort, J.D., of the Vera Institute.