“Community of Responders: A Holistic Approach to Immigrant Survivors of Abuse,” in New Orleans, LA on July 29-30, 2015

Dear Colleagues, Friends and Allies,

We are writing to invite you to participate in an exciting learning
opportunity for advocates, attorneys, law enforcement and other victim
service providers. Please join us for our upcoming OVW sponsored training,
“Community of Responders: A Holistic Approach to Immigrant Survivors of
Abuse,” in New Orleans, LA on July 2930, 2015.  The conference will
feature cutting-edge strategies and newly updated information. Attendees
will learn best practices for collaborative community response, build
skills and enhance strategies in cases of immigrant domestic and sexual
violence survivors.  The conference will include workshops and plenaries
addressing the special needs of immigrant survivors living in rural
communities and law enforcement faculty offering workshops for law
enforcement and prosecution grantees. This conference will provide an
opportunity for participants to take part in interactive workshops led by
practitioners, law enforcement, and expert faculty with diverse
experiences in jurisdictions across the country, focusing on holistic and
creative approaches to working with immigrant survivors in a trauma
informed manner.  Conference highlights will include plenary sessions and
interactive workshops including:

1.      Beginning through advanced workshops on VAWA and U visa
immigration protections;

2.      An EEOC presentation on remedies for immigrant victims of sexual
assault in the workplace;

3.      Workshops presented by family court judges;

4.      Best practices for improving language access for immigrant
survivors in rural and urban communities;

5.      Working with immigrant victims in crisis: trauma informed approach;

6.      U and T visas as a crime fighting tool for law enforcement;

7.      Crime scene investigations best practices for law enforcement;

8.      Proving dynamics of coercive power and control against immigrant
victims in family court cases; and

9.      Obtaining family court findings for abused immigrant youth
applying for special immigrant juvenile status.

For details please see our agenda attached to this email, or visit
www.niwap.org/go/nola2015/.  We are also applying for Continuing Legal
Education (CLE credits) for attorneys.

We are reserving a limited number of participant seats for family law
practitioners and those receiving STOP Grant funding may be eligible for a
travel scholarship. Register now at

We apologize if you are receiving this email for a second time, we wanted
to be sure not to leave anyone out.  Please note that this email is not
the confirmation email that you might be waiting for. We suggest that you
do not purchase airfare or hotel reservations until you have received the
official confirmation email. We hope you will join us at the conference.
If you have questions about the conference, please contact NIWAP Associate
Director Rocio Molina at molina@wcl.american.edu or 240-480-6378.


Leslye E. Orloff

Adjunct Professor

Director, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP, pronounced

American University Washington College of Law

4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW · Rm 465 · Washington, DC 20016

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orloff@wcl.american.edu | wcl.american.edu/niwap

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