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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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Improving Access to Justice for Immigrant Children and Immigrant Victims: The Courts' Role - Part 4: Detained Immigrant Children and Parents: What Courts Want to Know? What Role Can Courts Play?
Provided by: the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges & American University Washington College of Law, National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project
 
Date: July 10, 2019
 
Time: 3:00 am ChST

Presenters will provide an overview of the protections available under federal immigration laws, federal and state public benefits law and state family laws for immigrant children who become victims of child abuse, child neglect, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, or human trafficking. The webinar will also address protections available for non-abusive immigrant parents of child victims.
 
 
 
 
 
Nuisance Ordinances: How They Work, Who They Harm, and How to Fight Them
Provided by: Battered Women’s Justice Project
 
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 8:15 am ChST
 
Content: Nuisance ordinances – which impose civil and criminal penalties on residents for seeking police or emergency medical assistance – purport to discourage crime and promote safety and quality of life within communities. However, recent advocacy and research have revealed that these laws and policies have the opposite effect. These policies discourage residents from reporting and seeking emergency assistance for crimes, including incidents of domestic violence, and compromise the safety of survivors. Nuisance ordinances also have been used in targeted enforcement efforts against communities of color. This webinar provides an overview of how nuisance ordinances jeopardize housing for survivors of gender-based violence, as well as provide tools to combat these harmful laws. 
 
Presenters: Sandra Park, Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Women’s Rights Project and Linda Morris, Skadden Fellow, ACLU Women’s Rights Project.