Trainings and Conferences
National Immigrant Victims Access to Justice Partnership Trainings
With a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Legal Momentum and the Vera Institute of Justice formed the National Immigrant Victims Access to Justice Partnership in October 2009. Through field-tested materials – including a U-Visa Toolkit for Law Enforcement – the Partnership’s goal is to facilitate cooperation between immigrant victims of crime and law enforcement.
Under this grant, the Partnership will conduct thirteen trainings for law enforcement agencies on the U-visa, which provides legal immigration status for victims of crime who
cooperate with law enforcement. The trainings focus on:
- the U-visa certification process;
- enhancing officers’ capacity to work with immigrant victims;
- the U-visa application procedure; and
- reasons that law enforcement agents may not be signing U-visa certifications.
The Partnership has held trainings for law enforcement in:
Honolulu, Hawaii - January 2011
Appleton, Wisconsin - November 2010
San Francisco, California - September 2010
Washington, DC - May 2010
Community members or law enforcement officials who are interested in learning more about future trainings or hosting one should contact Leslye Orloff or Rodolfo Estrada.
Other IWP Trainings
- Northwest Regional Six-State Summit: Building State Capacity to Better Serve Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Trafficking, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, May 2005
- Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women: Understanding the Complex Realities and Enhancing Skills in Working with Immigrant Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, Irvine, California, November 2005
- National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women Training, Irvine, California, November 2005