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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 a conference:
Creative Solutions to Strengthen Advocacy Options and Healing for Immigrant Survivors
When: August 6 – 7, 2014 (Pending OVW Approval***)
Where: Hyatt French Quarter
800 Iberville Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
We are offering an interactive two day training for entry- and mid-level advocates, attorneys, and justice system personnel who are working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking.
Join us for plenary sessions followed by interactive workshops that provide opportunities for in-depth information, skill building exercises, practice opportunities and group discussions. Participants will learn and share creative strategies while focusing on a wide range of advocacy options for immigrant survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault or other crimes. Plenary sessions and workshops will provide practical tools and address the best practices to strengthen family law and custody cases, increase safety by ensuring access to public benefits, subsidized health care, VAWA confidentiality protections, and victim based immigration remedies and protection orders for immigrant survivors. Participants will also focus on how to deliver services or provide representation in a manner that promotes healing from trauma.
This conference is open to Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), STOP, Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV), Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services Programs, and Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders grantees and grant partners. All other OVW grantees and subgrantees must receive prior approval from their OVW Program Specialist to attend this training. A limited number of travel scholarships are available to STOP Grantees who do not have a travel line item in their budgets.
Registration is limited to 110 persons. Attendees may be limited to two per organization. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Once we have reached capacity we will create a waitlist and notify those on the waitlist should space become available. Online registration is now open at: www.niwap.org/conference/new-orleans.php.
***Please do not purchase airline tickets until this training has received final Department of Justice (DOJ) approval. When approval is received we will contact confirmed registrants with hotel registration information and information regarding the exact training times so registrants can make airline and hotel reservations. ***
Contact: For questions or comments on this conference please contact Rocio Molina at (240)480-6378 or email@example.com. For questions on STOP travel scholarships contact Donna Irwin at (480)695-1136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.