October 4 - October 5
Greetings Oregon Advocates!
There is an upcoming training opportunity taking place in October for Officers and Advocates. Listed below is the class information, along with a link to click to register if you are interested in attending. Please note that seating is limited. If you have any questions about this training, please feel free to contact Ofc. Natasha.Haunsperger@police.portlandoregon.gov.
Class: Serving Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Stalking
Date: October 4 2023 for Judges, Police and Prosecutors and system-based advocates
October 5, 2023 for Advocates & Attorneys
Location: Justice Center, Wayne Sullivan Room, 14th Floor
Class Description: U/T visas for immigrant victims of crime and trafficking: Best practices in responding to, investigating and prosecuting cases involving immigrant crime victims, including cases of stalking and domestic and sexual violence.
Immigrant victims of crime are often reluctant to call the police for help or to participate in the criminal justice process. In cases involving domestic and sexual violence, the barriers are compounded, as victims often face immigration-related abuse and threats of deportation.
This training will provide law enforcement, prosecutors and system-based advocates with information on the U and T visa programs, including how these programs enhance victim and community safety by increasing victim participation in the criminal justice process and ultimately holding offenders accountable.
You will learn what you can do when you receive requests for certification in the context of victim and offender dynamics, as well as pretrial and trial strategies to counter common defenses in cases involving immigrant victims of crime.
Disclaimer: Day One of the conference is specifically dedicated for judges, law enforcement members, prosecutors, and system-based advocates. Day Two of the conference is specifically dedicated for advocates and attorneys.