logos: NIWAP, American University Washington College of Law, Legal Momentum, and CALCASA

Registration for Webinar:

“Yes We Can!:

Public Benefits for Immigrant Survivors”

Presented by Legal Momentum, in partnership with the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)

Date: Friday, April 19th 2013

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Eastern Time

Cost: The webinar is free to all participants.

Target Audience: The webinar is for grantees who receive funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), and their partners who work with or advocate for immigrant survivors.

Where: Offered online. Participants must register ahead of time by submitting the form below. Space is limited to 150 persons. Deadline to register is April 16th, 2013.

Presenter: Leslye Orloff, Director, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, NIWAP, American University Washington College of Law

Description of webinar: This 90-minute webinar will be the fourth in a series of five webinars. Participants will learn the eligibility criteria for obtaining public benefits and services for low income victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Participants will be able to identify the different immigrant benefit classifications and strategize which victim based immigration remedy will be most beneficial to survivors in need of public benefits and services. The range of public benefits and services open to all undocumented survivors will be discussed. The webinar will highlight the importance of early application for immigration relief and will discuss the additional access to state and federal benefits and services that flows to survivors having a pending or approved VAWA self-petition, VAWA cancelation of removal, U visa, or T visa case. Step by step guides, list of resources and screening tools will be provided enabling advocates and attorneys to navigate through the complex systems of health care, housing, education, TANF, child care and other benefits.

This is an interactive webinar in which attendees will be encouraged to participate and ask questions. Participants are encouraged to review webinar 2, available at www.niwap.org/training/safety-planning/, for background and details about victim-based immigration remedies.

CLOSED CAPTIONING IS AVAILABLE. Please let us know about your other accessibility needs in the space provided below.

Questions? If you need help with your webinar registration or have any technical questions, please contact Levi Wolberg at (202)274-4190 or wolberg@wcl.american.edu. For all other questions, please contact Rocio Molina at 202-274-4393 or at molina@wcl.american.edu.

This training is supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K002 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Registration form

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