Training

Upcoming trainings:

Past trainings:

31 January 2014, 11:00 am: “State Courts and the Protection of Immigrant Crime Victims and Children”

As the numbers of linguistic and cultural diverse foreign-born individuals living in the U.S. has increased, state courts are being called upon to serve greater numbers of families that include immigrant family members.

29 July 2014, 12:00 pm: “State Courts and the Protection of Immigrant Crime Victims and Children”

As the numbers of linguistic and cultural diverse foreign-born individuals living in the U.S. has increased, state courts are being called upon to serve greater numbers of families that include immigrant family members.

3 November 2014, 2:00 pm: “And Legal Services for All: New 2014 Legal Services Corporation Regulations Implementing VAWA 2005’s Immigrant Crime Survivors’ Access to Legal Services”

This training has already occurred! You can view the slideshow and other handouts for the training at www.niwap.org/go/legalservices/.

1 December 2014, 2:00 pm: “Expert Advice for Judges: How to Handle U Visa Certification Requests”

This training has already occurred! You can view the slideshow and other handouts for the training at www.niwap.org/go/judges-webinar/.

5 February 2015, 2:00 pm: “VAWA Confidentiality: Understanding the Three Safeguards and Limited Discovery Exceptions when Advocating for Survivors in Family and Criminal State Courts”

VAWA confidentiality offers protection against immigration enforcement actions and officially severs the perpetrator’s ability to learn about, interfere with, or control any immigration case that a VAWA confidentiality protected victim files.

11 February 2015, 8:00 am: “Best Practices: Immigrant Crime Victims, Language Access and the U Visa”

Provision of language access to police assistance at crime scenes results in improved accuracy of police reports, better crime scene investigations and more successful prosecutions. This training will discuss how providing qualified interpreters at crime scenes and U visa certification play crucial roles in improving community, victim and law enforcement officer safety.

16 April 2015, 2:00 pm: “Healthcare: Understanding the Affordable Care Act and How it Affects Immigrant Survivors”

Webinar on current laws governing access to healthcare, insurance and subsidies for immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and human trafficking.

20 May 2015, 8:00 am: “[Lyons, NY] Best Practices: Immigrant Crime Victims, Language Access and the U Visa”

Free training for law enforcement and other U visa certifiers, Sponsored by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Academy and New York State Attorney General’s Office.

13 July 2015, 2:00 pm: “State Court Findings for Abused Youth Seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status”

Presented by the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) in partnership with California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) Date: Monday, July 13, 2015 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time Cost: The webinar is free to all participants. Who: Attorneys, advocates, judges, court staff, and other professionals who work with or advocate for immigrant survivors. Where: Offered […]

29 July 2015: “Community of Responders: A Holistic Approach to Working with Immigrant Survivors of Abuse”

Join us for two days of plenary sessions and interactive workshops exploring a holistic approach to working with immigrant survivors in a trauma informed manner. Participants will learn and share creative strategies while focusing on a wide range of advocacy options in areas of family law, immigration relief, language access and public benefits. To view the draft agenda, go to www.niwap.org/go/nola2015/

17 August 2015, 8:00 am: “[Huntersville, NC] Best Practices: Immigrant Crime Victims, Language Access and the U Visa”

Sponsored by the Huntersville Police Department. Join us for a free training on the use of the U visa and crime scene language access best practices to improve law enforcement’s and prosecutors’ work with immigrant and limited English proficient (LEP) victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Location: Huntersville Police Department 9630 Julian […]

28 September 2015, 8:00 am: “[Lafourche Parish, LA] Law Enforcement and Prosecution Best Practices: Immigrant Crime Victims, Language Access and the U & T Visas”

Join us for a free training co-sponsored by Lafourche Parish Sheriffs and District Attorneys Association on the use of the U visa and crime scene language access best practices to improve law enforcement’s and prosecutors’ work with immigrant and Limited English Proficient (LEP) victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Location: Warren J. […]

23 November 2015, 2:00 pm: “ABC’s of Language of Access Advocacy”

This webinar will explain the Title VI obligations of recipients of federal funding, including legal services and victim assistance programs.

6 May 2016, 2:00 pm: “Advocates’ Introduction to Gender-Based Asylum for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault”

To register, please visit www.niwap.org/go/gbasylum Advocates’ Introduction to Gender-Based Asylum for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Presented by the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP)  in Partnership with Tahirih Justice Center, American Gateways and California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) Date:                          Friday, May 6, 2016 Time:                         2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time Cost:                           […]

22 August 2016, 8:00 am: “[Disputanta, VA] Best Practices: Immigrant Crime Victims, Language Access and the U & T Visas”

The U Visa was created as a crime fighting tool that removes the fear of deportation and encourages immigrant crime victims to report crime victimization to police and participate in criminal investigations and prosecutions. Provision of language access to police assistance at crime scenes results in improved accuracy of police reports, better crime scene investigations and more successful […]

29 August 2016, 1:00 pm: “IVAT Conference 2016, San Diego”

ivat-risk-assessment-and-trauma-imm-victims-8-29-16 ivat-2016-family-law-presentation-8-30-16 21st International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma, San Diego, August 26-31, 2016

29 September 2016, 8:00 am: “[Nampa, ID] Best Practices: Immigrant Crime Victims, Language Access and the U & T Visas”

Join us for a free training co-sponsored by Canyon County Sheriff’s Office and The Nampa Police Department on the use of the U visa and crime scene language access best practices to improve law enforcement’s and prosecutors’ work with immigrant and Limited English Proficient victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. This training […]

12 December 2016: “2016 OVW Grantee Training “Addressing Culture: Systemic Responses to Underserved Immigrant Populations””

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 attend the 2016 New Orleans Training  “Addressing Culture: Systemic Responses to Underserved Immigrant Populations.” This two-day training will focus on assisting OVW grantees recognize and address cultural and language barriers immigrant […]