Community of Responders: A Holistic Approach to Working with Immigrant Survivors of Abuse

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The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, in partnership with the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP, pronounced new-app), invite you to a two day training:

“Community of Responders: A Holistic Approach to Working with Immigrant Survivors of Abuse”

When: July 29-30, 2015

Where: Hyatt French Quarter
800 Iberville Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

Overview: This training will focus on assisting OVW grantees with improving their community response. The workshops will include skill building exercises focusing on holistic and creative approach to working with immigrant survivors in a trauma informed manner. Topics will include: family law, immigration relief, language access and public benefits. This training will include a particular emphasis on collaboration in rural communities with law enforcement agencies.

Draft agenda:
Please note workshop titles are subject to change.

Participants: This two day training is open to advocates, attorneys, family law attorneys, law enforcement, and prosecutors, funded through the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), STOP, Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV), Rural, and Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies (GTEAP). All other grantees and grant partners must receive prior approval from their OVW Program Specialist to attend this training.

Registration: Registration is limited to 100 persons for this event; attendees may be limited to two attendees per organization. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis once we have received complete applications. Once capacity has been reached, a waitlist will be created.

The training is free of charge, and participants are responsible for covering the costs of travel to the training, meals, and accommodations. A limited number of travel scholarships will be available only for STOP subgrantees who do not have travel funding in their grant budgets.

Application for STOP Scholarships:

Contact: Please contact Rocio Molina at (240)480-6378 or with any questions or comments on this training.

CLE Credit: This training has been approved by the Louisiana MCLE Committee for 11.83 credit hours, including 6.33 hours of professionalism for attorneys. Please contact your state’s continuing legal education committee for more information on reciprocity.

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This project is 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 program are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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