Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM PDT
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Dumas Bay Centre 
3200 SW Dash Point Rd
Federal Way, WA 98023

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Kayla Young 
2063892515 ext 215 

Enhanced Safety Planning for
Immigrant Survivors

Immigrant survivors often face increased risks to safety that is both abuser-generated and system-generated. For this reason, it is important for advocates to understand how to advocate for immigrant survivors that encompasses this reality, identify special immigration remedies for survivors, including special VAWA provisions around confidentiality; and how to prepare enhanced safety plans for immigrant survivors that take into account immigration enforcement.

Join us for this in-person training to learn how recent developments might affect immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual assault and discuss practical ways to enhance your agency's policies, practices and advocacy.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Implement enhanced survivor and family safety planning for immigrant survivors
  • Identify key ways to protect immigrant survivors and engage in systems advocacy
  • Access reliable and updated resources for immigrant survivors, such as know your rights materials, powers of attorney templates, and other resources

About Grace Huang

Grace Huang is the Policy Director at the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, and is responsible for coordinating the Institute’s legislative, administrative and court policy advocacy. Prior to her position at API-GBV, Grace worked at the state level to advance the interests of survivors of gender based-violence in the Washington State legislature. She also worked at the national level to address the needs of survivors in the federal Violence Against Women Act and the Family Violence Services and Prevention Act, and to ensure that financial resources authorized in federal legislation are accessible to domestic violence programs providing services for immigrant survivors of domestic violence. Grace previously worked as an attorney, both in private practice and in civil legal services, representing clients in immigration, family law, government benefits, and housing cases.

About Jenny Mashek

Jenny Mashek is the Directing Attorney of NWIRP's Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Unit. The VAWA Unit represents immigrant survivors of violence with VAWA Self-Petitions, I-751 Waiver Petitions, U Visas, and T Visas, as well as removal defense.  She spent five years practicing law at Farmworker Legal Services of Michigan before joining NWIRP in May 2008.  Jenny is fluent in Spanish. 

About Riddhi Mukhopadyay

Riddhi Mukhopadhyay is the Legal Director of the YWCA’s Sexual Violence Legal Services (SVLS).  The attorneys at SVLS provide trainings and resources on the rights of sexual assault survivors and holistic legal assistance and representation to victims of sexual assault, abuse, and trafficking.  Riddhi has represented survivors in several types of cases including protection orders, victim rights in criminal cases, immigration, housing, employment and Title IX hearings.  Prior to joining SVLS, Riddhi worked as a public defender and at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.  She is fluent in Spanish, Hindi and Bengali.

Dumas Bay Centre

3200 SW Dash Point Road
Federal Way, WA 98023
Phone: 253-835-2000

Check-in 9:00AM

Lunch is included.

Available Training Hours: 6

Online Registration Deadline: May 2, 2018

Deadline to Request Interpreters: April 18, 2018


Registration is based on email addresses, so each registrant must have their own email address (you cannot use the same email address for more than one person).

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