Policy Developments Affecting Immigrant Survivors

Jul 31, 2023 2:00PM—4:00PM

Cost Free and Open to OVW LAV grantees/sub-grantees, STOP sub-grantees, and potential grantees

Event Contact Maria Lazzarino | Email


OVW Webinar

Join us for a CLE Webinar

Policy Developments Affecting Immigrant Survivors

Monday, July 31, 2023, from 2-4pm ET

(1-3pm CT/12-2pm MT/11am-1pm PT/8-10am HT)


Changes in immigration policy can either strengthen or undermine the protections created by a bipartisan majority in Congress through both the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Trafficking Victims’ Protection Act (TVPA). These shifts impact survivors’ willingness to report, perceptions of risk, and access to safety. This interactive webinar, appropriate for all levels, will explore how recent federal policy changes affect immigrant survivors of gender-based violence and will provide practical strategies to attorneys and advocates for navigating those changes.


  • Kelly Head, Staff Attorney, ASISTA
  • Cristina Velez, Legal & Policy Director, ASISTA
  • Yasmin Campos-Mendez, Public Policy Manager, Esperanza United: National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities
  • Grace Huang, Director of Policy, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

Note: An application for 2 TX MCLE credit hours is pending.

Who can participate in this webinar? ASISTA is offering this webinar to OVW LAV grantees/sub-grantees, STOP sub-grantees, and potential grantees.

Registration closes on Wednesday, July 26 at 5:00pm ET

Please contact Maria Lazzarino at manager@asistahelp.org with any questions.

This project was supported by Grant No. 15JOVW-21-GK-02240-MUMU awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.