Upcoming Webinar: Child Welfare Webinar Series Part 1: Bringing Marginalized Communities to the Center

June 20, 2018 ~ 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET

Presenters: Melissa Mangiaracina, Program Attorney, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and Emily Butera, Senior Policy Advisor, Women’s Refugee Commission

This webinar will be aimed at informing child welfare services for immigrant communities. The presenters will combine their knowledge of domestic violence, immigration, and child welfare to help inform child welfare workers and other professionals on the unique challenges facing survivors simultaneously involved with child welfare and immigration enforcement proceedings. Finally, the webinar will suggest innovative ways to provide reasonable efforts to immigrant survivors involved with child welfare. (90 minutes)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to understand how immigration proceedings impact families.
  2. Participants will recognize the unique challenges domestic violence poses for immigrant families.
  3. Participants will identify innovative ways to better serve immigrant families experiencing domestic violence when there is child welfare involvement.

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Upcoming Webinar: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Interstate Child Custody Issues for Domestic Violence Survivors

Thursday, May 24, 2018 ~ 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET

Presenters: Deborah Goelman, Executive Director, and Amie Lewis, Project Coordinator, Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women

Have domestic violence survivors ever asked you about leaving the state with their children to flee from abuse? This webinar, presented by the Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women (LRC), will focus on basic interstate custody issues for advocates, including relocation. The webinar will provide participants with an overview of the various federal and state laws that govern interstate custody cases and is designed for advocates who wish to understand how these laws fit together. Case scenarios will be used to demonstrate how advocates can help survivors address the economic, safety, and legal issues involved when they cross state lines for safety. The LRC is a nonprofit organization based in Takoma Park, Maryland, that works to improve legal representation for domestic violence survivors in interstate custody cases. (90 minutes)

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Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence

New Resources on Services and Protections for Immigrant Survivors

New Resources on Services and Protections for Immigrant Survivors
This Domestic Violence Awareness month is a time to strengthen our resolve to make sure that our community response to domestic violence is truly relevant to all survivors. Please find below a statement from our Policy Director, Grace Huang, for Huffington Post (originally posted here). We also invite you to browse our recent publications on supporting immigrant survivors:
Additional information and resources are available on our website.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month SRL Videos

If you are the victim of domestic violence and need legal help, these guides will help you find someone who can help you with your case. A lawyer who knows about domestic violence may be the best person to help. Parts of this guide will give you ideas about how to find one. However, you may not be able to find a lawyer to represent you in court. This guide also gives you ideas of other ways to get help with your case without a lawyer. This quick guide has links to websites that may help you and some national telephone numbers.

Please feel free to contact the NCJFCJ's Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody at 800-527-3223 or visit the website at for information and referrals.

Strong Hearts - Now Taking Calls

The StrongHearts Native Helpline is now taking calls!

The National Indigenous Resource Center and The Hotline have been working together for the past few years to launch a culturally-appropriate, confidential service for Native Americans affected by domestic violence and dating violence. The StrongHearts Native Helpline is now taking calls!
Through StrongHearts, Native callers can connect one-on-one with knowledgeable StrongHearts advocates who can provide immediate support, personalized safety planning, crisis intervention, and referrals to Native-centered resources. Advocates are available at 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483), Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST. You can also connect with StrongHearts through social media.


Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody.


1-800-52-PEACE or 1-800-527-3223
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