Building Legal Capacity to Combat Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Against Immigrants
Dear Fellow Advocates,
Since 2009 CLINIC has had the privilege of working with nonprofit organizations that provide a wide-range of services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. CLINIC has provided training and assistance to nonprofit organizations wanting to provide information, resources and immigration legal services to foreign-born survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through the Department of Justice, or DOJ, Recognition and Accreditation program, a program giving authorization to non-attorneys to practice immigration law in a nonprofit setting
The DOJ Office of Violence Against Women, or OVW, has removed all categories related to immigration law for non-attorneys from its 2019 solicitation. Therefore, CLINIC will no longer receive grant support for its immigrant survivor work.
CLINIC has noted the continued need for its service in this area and is committed to continuing to provide technical assistance to OVW grantees and other nonprofits needing assistance with renewing DOJ recognition, renewing accreditation, first time recognition and first time accreditation applications so non-attorneys may practice immigration law in the nonprofit setting. Please contact Silvana Arista for assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org, (301) 565-4827.
We hope to be able to continue to provide training and assistance to programs dedicated to bringing hope and healing to the lives of foreign-born survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. In order to do so, CLINIC would like to learn more about the need for training on immigration law and capacity building for non-attorneys desiring to become authorized practitioners to provide immigration legal services to foreign-born survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Please fill out our 5-minute survey to provide us with information about your future needs:
CLINIC supports the largest network of charitable immigration legal programs in the nation. Its mission is to promote the dignity and protect the rights of immigrants in partnership with a dedicated network of community-based immigration legal programs, both Catholic and non-Catholic. The goal of CLINIC and its network is to provide a full range of comprehensive legal and non-legal support services to the low-income and other vulnerable migrants.
Please view a listing of recorded archived webinars for OVW grantees that were offered during CLINIC’s 2018-2019 Department of Justice OVW grant cycle.
OVW Archived Webinars
A list of archived webinars about CLINIC's Training and Technical Assistance to Building Legal Capacity to Combat Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Against Immigrants
Recognition Renewal for Programs that are Recognized and have Non-Attorney Accredited Representatives Providing Immigration Legal Services for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (recorded on 9/25/2019)
Ethical Issues in Immigration Law (recorded on 6/27/2019)
OVW Grantee Intro (recorded on 12/18/2018)
OVW DOJ Recognition and Accreditation Under the New Rule (recorded on 1/22/2018)
About DOJ Recognition and Accreditation
If you are interested in learning more about DOJ recognition and accreditation please visit EOIR’s DOJ Recognition and Accreditation Program website page.
You can also access CLINIC’s DOJ toolkit which provides a step-by-step guide on how to apply and maintain agency recognition and staff accreditation found on our website.
If you are interested in learning about immigration program management please visit CLINIC’s Program Management toolkit.