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The Battered Women's Justice Project, in partnership with the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, provides resources for advocates, battered women, legal and justice system personnel, policymakers, and others engaged in the justice system response to domestic violence.
Immigration 101: Immigration Remedies in Removal Proceedings and your Role as an AdvocateApril 28th, 2014
Presenters: Sonia Parras Konrad, ASISTA Co-Director and Cecelia Friedman Levin, ASISTA Staff Attorney
Description: In this webinar, our experts, Sonia Parras Konrad and Cecelia Friedman Levin, will introduce participants to basic concepts in immigration law, common immigration legal terms, an overview of the government agencies involved in making immigration decisions, and basic know-your-rights information for immigrant survivors affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking and stalking.
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New Promising Practice
Recognizing Freedom from Domestic Violence as a Human Right
The Human Rights Clinic represents Jessica Lenahan, the petitioner in Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales) v. United States—a groundbreaking decision from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) finding the U.S. in violation of its human rights obligations in the context of domestic violence. Read more here.
New Technical Assistance Resource
NCJFCJ launches websiteDesigned by and for the OVW TA community as part of the TA2TA project, this website will facilitate the collaboration and communication integral to the continued strength and sustainability of the work of this project, the OVW TA community, and its constituents. In growing partnerships, strengthening relationships, and convening to identify promising practices and emerging trends, TA2TA projects such as this website will lay the foundation for better day-to-day realization of work on OVW-funded projects while generating a strategic plan and future vision for the OVW TA Program.
|promotes change within the civil and criminal justice systems to enhance their effectiveness in providing safety, security, and justice for battered women and their families. We offer training, technical assistance, and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil legal systems in addressing domestic violence.|