Webinar: Immigrant Victims Facing Termination of Parental Rights as a Consequence of Detention or Deportation

Children of Immigrants

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Type


This webinar will focus on immigrant victims of domestic violence who face serious consequences in family law court, including losing custody, initiation of a child abuse/neglect case, or permanent termination of parental rights as a result of being detained or deported. The webinar will provide an overview of the underlying family law issues and child welfares system challenges that can arise in such cases and discuss the abuser’s role in reporting immigration status.

Participants will also learn best practices and legal strategies for attorneys and advocates representing and working with immigrant victims on these cases. This is an interactive training, and participants will be invited to ask questions and share their own experiences as a result of working on these cases. Training materials, including a sample family law trial brief and motions, and other helpful materials will be provided as part of the webinar.

Where: Space is limited to 150 participants. Participants must register in advance.

When: Tuesday June 29, 2010 3:30-5:00PM EST

Cost: The webinar is offered for free to all participants.

Target Audience: This training is open to OVW grantees as well as any other interested advocates and family and/or
immigration law attorneys who work with or advocate for immigrant victims.

Trainers: The following speakers will present during the webinar:

  • Soraya Fata, Staff Attorney, Immigrant Women Program, Legal Momentum
  • Wendy Cervantes, Senior Director, Child and Family Immigrant Policy, First Focus
  • Omar Riojas, Pro Bono Counsel, DLA Piper
  • Lindsay Marshall, Director, The Florence Project

Contact: For questions or comments on the substantive aspects of this webinar please contact Soraya Fata If you need help with your webinar registration or have any technical questions please contact Alejandro Navarro