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Blame. Fear of Authority. Lack of Peer Support. Language Barriers. Survivors of assault and domestic violence around the globe are faced with many obstacles as they tirelessly seek justice. Many do not speak up. Those that do seek justice are often misunderstood and blamed for their experiences.
Stop AAPI Hate is a coalition addressing the rise of anti-Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) racism in the United States. Co-founded in March 2020 by Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), and the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University, the coalition has become the leading aggregator of hate incidents targeting AAPI communities. Taking a holistic approach to social change and violence prevention, Stop AAPI Hate also offers multilingual resources for affected communities; provides technical assistance from rapid response to preventative measures; supports community-based safety measures and restorative justice efforts; and advocates for local, state, and national policies that reinforce human rights and civil rights protections for all.
Participants will learn about the Office for Victims of Crime’s cohort of four programs for incarcerated survivors: an immigration detention facility in California; comprehensive in-person services program in rural Kentucky; a four-jail pilot in Pennsylvania; and a statewide crisis line in Michigan. Going beyond the basics, this dynamic panel will share best practice strategies service providers can implement into their daily practice.
Forced marriage is a serious problem impacting women and girls (and some men and boys) from across communities in the United States. Forced marriage often results in physical, psychological and sexual abuse, and can intersect with other forms of harm including domestic violence and human trafficking. Survivors face significant safety risks including the threat of being taken, and in some cases abandoned, overseas. Serving these survivors requires advanced and creative safety planning, risk assessment, long term emotional support and coordination with agencies not often involved in domestic violence intervention work. In this session, common case scenarios and best practice guidance for identifying and screening cases with an international component will be shared, including how to support survivors seeking to avoid travel and coordinate a repatriation for those already overseas. An overview of the available forms of legal remedies and other expert support resources will also be provided.
This training will help advocates, law enforcement and other professionals identify clients/survivors who might be able to benefit from the Form I-864. Learn easy questions that can be added to your intake procedure to screen for potential eligibility. Learn to assess the scope of support to which an individual might be eligible, and what steps may be taken to enforce the support obligation.