November 30, 2018 noon PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

This webcast is has been developed by The National Judicial College (NJC) due to generous funding from the State Justice Institute (SJI), and in collaboration with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP), and with assistance from the American Bar Association (ABA) Working Group on Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants. Eligibility to register and participate is limited to judicial officers and court staff.

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Faculty for this webcast will discuss tools provided in the federal statutes that create an explicit role for state court judges to protect immigrant crime victims, immigrant children, and unaccompanied minors. Faculty will provide state court judges with information about the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and U visa programs, the court’s role, and best practices for issuing SJIS findings and U visa certifications. The session will conclude with an overview training materials that were funded and developed SJI in an effort to assist state court judges in adjudicating cases involving the care, custody, protection, and well-being of immigrant children and children living in immigrant families.

After this webcast, participants will be able to:

  1. Employ best practices when issuing state court findings in cases of abused, abandoned, or neglected children eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status;
  2. Exercise discretion to sign U visa certifications in criminal, protection order, custody, divorce, and other civil court proceedings based on the courts’ orders, findings, or on probable cause to believe the immigrant victim has suffered a U-visa-listed criminal activity; and
  3. Identify a range of training materials that assist state court judges in adjudicating cases involving the care, custody, protection, and well-being of immigrant children and immigrant crime victims.
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