Enhanced Safety Planning with Immigrant Survivors

The Enhanced Safely Planning with Immigrant Survivors will provide advocates with information and best practices related to pressing immigration questions. Immigration legal experts will answer questions such as: • What should noncitizen survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault do if they come into contact with local or state law enforcement? • What should they do if they come into contact with immigration? Join us for the webinar and learn how to conduct enhanced, immigration safety planning with your noncitizen clients and help them plan ahead to protect themselves and their families. Presenters Alison Lisi and Christine Dutko from Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Inc. are attorneys specializing in immigration law and have expertise in representing survivors of domestic violence. Alison Lisi came to TRLA in 2016 after graduating from the University of Michigan Law School. Alison is based in Edinburg, Texas, and her practice focuses primarily on assisting undocumented victims of crime, in both affirmative U visa and VAWA applications, and in removal proceedings. Alison also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Christine Dutko practices immigration law, working out of TRLA's office in Edinburg. Christine represents undocumented victims of crime in their VAWA and U and T visa applications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and received her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Before law school, Christine was a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala.

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