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    On Friday, April 19th from 2:00pm to 3:30pm Eastern time, Legal Momentum, in partnership with the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) will be presenting a webinar on access to public benefits for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and other crimes:


    Yes We Can!:
    Public Benefits for Immigrant Survivors


    This 90-minute webinar will be the fourth in a series of five webinars. Participants will learn the eligibility criteria for obtaining public benefits and services for low income victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Participants will be able to identify the different immigrant benefit classifications and strategize which victim based immigration remedy will be most beneficial to survivors in need of public benefits and services. The range of public benefits and services open to all undocumented survivors will be discussed. The webinar will highlight the importance of early application for immigration relief and will discuss the additional access to state and federal benefits and services that flows to survivors having a pending or approved VAWA self-petition, VAWA cancelation of removal, U visa, or T visa case. Step by step guides, list of resources and screening tools will be provided enabling advocates and attorneys to navigate the complex systems of health care, housing, education, TANF, child care and other benefits.


    Visit our website to register for the webinar:  http://www.niwap.org/training/public-benefits-webinar.htm.  See the attached flyer for additional details.


    Closed captioning is available.  Please contact me at Wolberg@wcl.american.edu with any technical questions about registration, and contact Rocio Molina at Molina@wcl.american.edu with any other questions.


    Note: The recordings, slideshow presentations, and other materials from past webinars in this series are available online at our web library:

    ·         “Safety Planning for Immigrant Survivors Using DHS’s New Victim Protection Policies” (http://www.niwap.org/go/safety-planning-materials)

    ·         “Improving Outcomes for Immigrant Survivors Involved in Custody Disputes” (http://www.niwap.org/go/custody-materials)

    ·         “Lessons Learned from Law Enforcement: How Collaborations That Result in U Visa Certifications Support Safer Communities.” (http://www.niwap.org/go/collaborating-with-le)


    Levi Wolberg, Resource Coordinator
    National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP, pronounced new-app)
    American University Washington College of Law
    4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW · Room 465 · Washington, DC 20016-8181
    202.274.4190 · (f) 202.274.4226 ·
    wolberg@wcl.american.edu · wcl.american.edu/niwap

    For technical assistance, call NIWAP at 202-274-4457 or email niwap@wcl.american.edu.
    http://www.niwap.org/training; Directory of Service Providers: http://www.niwap.org/directory

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