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The following includes a list of events, resources, funding opportunities, and position announcements we have compiled for our members.

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Now accepting workshop proposals for National Conference on Juvenile Justice and 80th Annual Conference
 
 
 
National Conference on Juvenile Justice
Feb. 12-15, 2017  
New York City, New York
 
80th Annual Conference
July 16-19, 2017
Washington, DC
 
*Deadline Friday, September 30*
  • Do you have a new program in your court that has increased efficiency, filled a void, or promoted child and family safety? 
  • Do you have knowledge about how the adolescent brain works or how adverse childhood experiences may affect a child later in life? 
  • Have you conducted research on teen dating violence, racial and ethnic disparity, juvenile drug courts, or domestic child sex trafficking? 
  • Have you ever wanted to present at an NCJFCJ conference?
If so, this is your chance...
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) will be holding two national conferences in 2017. The NCJFCJ Curriculum Committee is now accepting proposals for workshop sessions at the NCJFCJ's National Conference on Juvenile Justice in New York City, NY, Feb. 12-15, 2017, and the 80th Annual Conference in Washington, DC, July 16-19, 2017. 
 
If you would like to engage and connect with those interested in the improvement of juvenile and family justice, please download the fillable PDF form by clicking here

For questions or to return form via email, contact Amy Saathoff, Curriculum Development Manger, at asaathoff@ncjfcj.org by Friday, September 30.

 

Register now for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 2016 Conference 

October 23-26, 2016
Chandler, Arizona

This conference seeks to commission victims, survivors, advocates and other experts in the field to lift and empower voices of victims and survivors, and inspire action toward a culture with zero tolerance for domestic violence.
 
The 2016 NCADV Conference is being held at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort. This venue is AMAZING; click here to learn more about the extravagance! Click here for the venue basics and to reserve a room in the NCADV housing block. Join us as we support the victims of domestic violence, survivors, and their advocates.
 
Click here for specifics about registration, rates, and deadlines.  
To register today, click here!
 
 

Registration Open for In Our Own Voices, Inc. 2016 National LGBT POC Health Conference

October 12-15, 2016
Albany, New York
Registration is now open for the 2016 Unity Through Diversity National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People of Color Health Conference. To register, click here for access to the registration booklet and application.
 
The Desmond Hotel
Special Group Rate Code 12G361
More Information gsantos@inourownvoices.org
 
Twitter: @IOOV245
Instagram: @IOOV245
 
 
 
Register now for Engaging Men of Faith in Domestic Violence Prevention
October 14, 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina

Join A CALL TO MEN for a FREE one-day conference designed to engage men of faith in domestic violence prevention.  Conference topics include:
  • Law Enforcement and Clergy: Working Together in Domestic Violence Prevention
  • The Experience of Young Women and Girls
  • The Role of Men's and Women's Ministries in Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Addressing LGBTQ and Gender Non-Conforming Communities within the Church 
  • Faith Leaders: Developing and Implementing Prevention Policies
  • Working with Young Men and Boys
Mount Carmel Baptist Church
7237 Tuckaseegee Road
Charlotte, NC 28214
 
 
 
National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Find immigration services in your area! The National Immigration Legal Services Directory provides in-depth data for over 900 immigration legal services providers in all 50 states, including location and contact information, services by county and detention facility, types and areas of immigration legal assistance, languages spoken by staff, and specific populations served.

Access the directory.


United We Dream Unveils Largest Survey of LGBTQ Immigrant Community

United We Dream, the national network of immigrant youth, has just released its "No More Closets" report, the largest national survey of the LGBTQ immigrant community ever conducted. The report tells the collective and individual stories of some 461 individuals who self identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer and who are either born outside of the United States or are U.S.-born citizens with foreign-born parents. The survey was conducted in late 2015 both online and through individual interviews.

The report uncovers high levels of discrimination and harassment in employment, healthcare, housing and education and a distrust of law enforcement among this highly resilient population. "With this survey, we aim to both tell our stories to policymakers as well as to the young people in our communities who are struggling that they are not alone and that together we can turn our shared struggle and power into the change we seek," said Carlos Padilla, National Coordinator of United We Dream's Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project. "In fact, some of our nation's leading change makers are LGBTQ immigrant youth - out of great struggle can come great strength."

Learn more.


Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month from the Family & Youth Services Bureau

Next month, FYSB's Family Violence Division will commemorate Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) as a way to raise awareness and action around dating abuse. Keep an eye on your inbox in February for exciting resources, webinars, and social media events around this issue!

Want to join in recognizing TDVAM and Respect Week, organized by the loveisrespect National Youth Advisory Board to promote youth engagement February 8-12? Download this free guide to see how you can empower youth to raise awareness about teen dating violence and plan their own Respect Week activities. 


U.S. Department of Education. Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth - A Guide for Success in Secondary and Postsecondary Settings

In an effort to ensure that all students have access to a world-class education that prepares them for college and careers, the U.S. Department of Education published this resource guide to help educators, school leaders, and community organizations better support undocumented youth, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The guide includes resources aimed at high school and college students and includes: (1) An overview of the rights of undocumented students; (2) Tips for educators on how to support undocumented youth in high school and college; (3) Key information on non-citizen access to federal financial aid; (4) A list of private scholarships for which undocumented youth might be eligible; (5) Information on federally-funded adult education programs at the local level; and (6) Guidance for migrant students in accessing their education records for DACA.

Access the guide.


NCAVP: Nondiscrimination and Inclusion of LGBTQ Individuals in Victim Services Programs

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs' Training and Technical Assistance Center is pleased to release a new resource for domestic and sexual violence victim service providers, From Policy to Practice: Nondiscrimination and Inclusion of LGBTQ Individuals in Victim Services Programs. The 2013 Reauthorized Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) includes protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in VAWA funded programs. This booklet assists domestic and sexual violence victim service organizations to incorporate these new protections. The booklet provides sample nondiscrimination statements and policies, as well as important considerations and recommendations for implementing LGBTQ nondiscrimination policies within domestic and sexual violence victim services programs.

Access the booklet.


Immigration Raids: Know Your Rights

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has begun arresting and detaining Central Americans who are fleeing violence in their home countries and who were ordered deported after January 1, 2014. NILC and other groups strongly oppose this policy and will continue to demand that it be stopped. According to news reports, immigration agents are going to people's homes to pick them up. It is important to prepare yourself and others for these raids.

The resources listed here will help you prepare for and respond to immigration raids. This alert also describes special protections for detained Salvadorans. 

Read more from the NILC.

Resource booklet (English)
Folleto de recursos (Español)

Short flyer (English)
Folleto corto (Español)

Information from the Catholic Immigration Legal Network (CLINIC)
Información de CLINIC (Español)

Resources from iAmerica (Bilingual)


Justice Department Issues Guidance on Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

On Tuesday, December 15, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced today a new guidance from the Justice Department designed to help law enforcement agencies prevent gender bias in their response to sexual assault and domestic violence. This guidance, which reflects input from a wide array of stakeholders, including police leaders, victim advocates and civil rights advocates - aims to enhance the Justice Department's partnership with law enforcement officers who work tirelessly to protect their communities, advance bias-free policing and uphold the civil rights of the people they serve. The Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), the Civil Rights Division and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) collaborated to produce the guidance.

The guidance serves two key purposes. First, it aims to examine how gender bias can undermine the response of law enforcement agencies (LEAs) to sexual assault and domestic violence. Second, it provides a set of basic principles that - if integrated into LEAs' policies, trainings and practices - will help ensure that gender bias, either intentionally or unintentionally, does not undermine efforts to keep victims safe and hold offenders accountable.

Learn more.
Access guidance.


LGBTQ DV Review of Research Literature by the Williams Institute, UCLA

Intimate partner violence is more prevalent among certain LGBT populations, but current research is limited, according to a review of existing literature conducted by Taylor N.T. Brown and Jody L. Herman from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law.

The study, titled "Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Abuse among LGBT People," reviews research on the prevalence of intimate partner violence and intimate partner sexual abuse among LGBT people, barriers to accessing assistance, and the quality of available help. The authors identified gaps in the research, including limited data from nationally representative samples, particularly for transgender people, and a limited amount of research evaluating programs designed to help LGBT survivors.

Read the full report.


Measuring Capacity to Serve Survivors with Disabilities: Performance Indicators

Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice is pleased to release a practical tool that uses performance indicators to help providers easily measure organizational capacity to serve survivors of domestic and sexual violence who have disabilities.

This first of its kind tool provides you with a practical way to measure your organization against field standards for serving survivors with disabilities, allowing you to capture a point in time snapshot of your overall commitment and capacity in this area. It is also designed to help you track your organization's progress towards specific goals and refine your capacity-building efforts to better meet those goals if used over time. Using this tool requires little to no experience in conducting evaluations and draws upon information your organization likely already possesses. Step-by-step guides have been created to help providers implement this tool in each of the following types of organizations:

• Disability organizations
• Rape crisis centers
• Dual domestic violence/sexual assault organizations
• Residential domestic violence programs
• Non-residential domestic violence programs

To access these guides, please visit the End Abuse of People with Disabilities website.


ACLU Releases Report on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Policing

A new report by the ACLU and scholars from the University of Miami School of Law and CUNY School of Law exposes the widespread discrimination that survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence feel they face when dealing with law enforcement. 

The ACLU surveyed over 900 advocates, service providers, and attorneys who work with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence from across the country about their concerns regarding policing and recommendations for improvement. The report found that:

An overwhelming majority of the respondents (88%) reported that police "sometimes" or "often" do not believe victims or blamed victims for the violence.
A similarly large majority (83%) reported that police "sometimes" or "often" do not take allegations of sexual assault and domestic violence seriously.
Over 80% believed that police relations with marginalized communities influenced their clients'/members' willingness to call the police 

Read the highlights of the report.
Read the full report.


Making PREA and Victim Services Accessible for People with Disabilities

The Vera Institute of Justice, in collaboration with the National PREA Resource Center, is pleased to announce the release of a new resource about making PREA information and victim services accessible for incarcerated adults and juveniles with disabilities. This new implementation guide provides practical, low-cost strategies for adults and juvenile facilities on how to increase accessibility to PREA information and victim services.

As part of the release of this new resource, a webinar was hosted featuring Sandra Harrell and Allison Hastings, both of the Vera Institute of Justice. A recording of this presentation is archived on the National PREA Resource Center's website.

Access the full guide.


USCIS Updates Welcome Guide for New Immigrants

USCIS has published an updated Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants. The guide contains practical information to help new immigrants settle into everyday life in the United States, including how to find a place to live, how to get a Social Security number and how the U.S. system of government works.

Available in 14 languages, this publication has recently been updated to include:

Revised and updated general information on policies, programs and resources;
A refreshed layout and design;
A new chapter called "Taking Care of Your Money" on personal finance, taxes and financial scams; and
A new chapter called "Understanding Education and Health Care" on the education system, adult education programs and the health insurance marketplace.

Access guide.


Learn more about the National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project!

The National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project addresses the needs of immigrant women, immigrant children and immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes by advocating for reforms in law, policy and practice. 

Sign up to receive NIWAP's newsletter, which provide information on newly issued protections and help for immigrant victims, announcements for webinars and trainings and distribution of newly published training tools and research. If you are interested or know groups who would be interested in signing up to receive this information, please send an e-mail asking to be added to our mailing list to info@niwap.org.

Learn more.


Latinas Courted As Voters But Overlooked As Candidates
- Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy
Op-ed co-written by Patti Tototzintle, CEO of Casa de Esperanza and Co-Chair of the Latina Task Force for the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

"There are 25 million strong and growing Latinas in the United States but we are dramatically underrepresented in politics. While often courted as voters, Latinas are frequently overlooked as candidates. Together with Political Parity, NHLA launched LatinasRepresent to call out the lack of elected Latina leaders and to show support for Latinas ready for public service.

Read more.


Guía de Ciudadanía de iAmerica

El Mes de la Herencia Hispana está llegando a su fin y mucho ha pasado ya. Lanzamos este emocionante mes con nuestros compañeros de Mi Familia Vota y Voto Latino. Hemos escuchado con asombro como el Papa Francisco defendía a todos los inmigrantes del país. Y hemos celebrado el día de la ciudadanía.

Queremos continuar celebrando su deseo de convertirse en ciudadano(a) estadounidense. Si es elegible para solicitarla o no está seguro(a) de que sea elegible, entonces asegúrese de obtener una copia de nuestra Guía de Ciudadanía.

Llene este formulario y obtenga hoy su Guía de Ciudadanía.


LoveStruck: Domestic Violence Documentary Series

Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network is proud to support LoveStruck, a three-part documentary about domestic violence created by Hannelore Williams. Created in partnership with NO MORE, LOVESTRUCK premiered October 11, 2015, on YouTube in commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.
 

New Website Aims to End Abuse of People with Disabilities

The Vera Institute of Justice today announced the launch of the first website exclusively dedicated to ending abuse against people with disabilities. The website, www.endabusepwd.org, serves as a resource for victim and disability service providers, self-advocates, and policymakers.

 

The NW Network Introduces the LGBTQ-DV Capacity Building Learning Center Library

The LGBTQ-DV Capacity Building Learning Center (Learning Center) has created an online library of articles/resources relevant to LGBTQ DV. This set of resources contains research, critical thinking, and model program materials which will be useful to program planners, grant writers, advocates and researchers. Each entry contains an overview comments about their strengths and relevance to the field.

Learn more.



Factsheet from NIJC and NILC: Law Enforcement and Immigration

The National Immigrant Justice Center and National Immigrant Law Center have released this factsheet on the costs of entanglement of local law enforcement and federal immigration.

For questions, please contact Royce Murray Bernstein, National Immigrant Justice Center, at (312) 718-5021 or rmurray@heartlandalliance.org or Avideh Moussavian, National Immigration Law Center at (202) 621-1031 or moussavian@nilc.org.


Special Collection: Preventing and Responding to Domestic & Sexual Violence in Later Life (Updated June 2015)

This special collection from VAWnet brings together selected materials related to preventing and responding to elder abuse and abuse in later life. By focusing specifically on domestic and sexual violence (DV/SV) in later life, this special collection highlights the complexities of older people's DV/SV experiences and emphasizes collaborative and multi-pronged approaches to addressing DV/SV in later life.

Access collection.


Freedom for All: An Attorney's Guide to Fighting Human Trafficking
By Kathy Hyland and Kavitha Sreeharsha

From the Global Freedom Center founders - for attorneys and law students
Freedom for All demonstrates to attorneys across multiple practice areas how human trafficking intersects with their daily practice, how their skills translate, and how they can easily begin to integrate anti-trafficking into their work. It is as much a practical introduction for any law student or practicing attorney as it is a lay of the land of current anti-trafficking legal efforts.
Whether criminal, corporate, employment, immigration, international or public interest, now is the moment to develop areas of the law, employ creative arguments and thinking, and implement new policies and programs. Efforts at all levels are sorely needed to increase identification, services and prevention - to make a true difference in the lives of trafficked persons. If you have ever asked yourself "What can I do?" Freedom for All gives you the answer.

Get your copy from the ABA today - a portion of the proceeds supports the Global Freedom Center! 


Now Available in Spanish: How Do Survivors Define Success: Report and Recommendations

The groundbreaking California Survivor Success report is now available in a Spanish translation!
"The findings from this project truly begin to fill the gap in our understanding of how domestic violence survivors achieve success for themselves. What the Full Frame Initiative has contributed cannot be overstated, and now the entire field must capitalize on this new knowledge and take this crucial opportunity to adjust our responses and support to survivors accordingly." 
Debbie Lee, Senior Vice President, Futures Without Violence
Access the report in Spanish and English!


Let's Talk About It! A Transgender Survivor's Guide to Accessing Therapy 

FORGE is proud to announce the online publication of Let's Talk About It! A Transgender Survivor's Guide to Accessing Therapy. This 107-page document is a groundbreaking guide aimed specifically at transgender survivors of sexual assault (50-66% of all trans people have experienced sexual assault) but that will be useful to non-survivors, as well (including victim service providers and therapists).

Let's Talk About It! is the first of a series of self-help guides FORGE will be issuing this year addressed to sexual assault survivors who are transgender, gender non-binary, or SOFFA (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies). To make sure you receive notice as others are published, please follow FORGE via one or more of our communication channels: Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.    
 

¡Nueva herramienta de elegibilidad! 

Esta nueva herramienta de iAmerica le guiará a través de una serie de preguntas para determinar si usted cumple con los requisitos para solicitar DAPA.
También le da retroalimentación sobre si usted debe de hablar sobre su solicitud con un abogado basándose en la información que usted proporcione.

Échele un vistazo a esta nueva herramienta y empiece hoy.


Publication: Latina/o Psychology Today: Ending Violence Against La Mujer: Uniting Nuestras Voces
Featuring two articles by Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network!

In this special issue of the Latina/o Psychology Today, a publication of the National Latina/o Psychological Association, you will find two articles written by the National Latin@ Network research team. On page 12 you can read about the work of the Latin@ youth researchers at Caminar Latino. On page 17 you will find a community capacity framework developed by Casa de Esperanza and the NLN.
Access publication.


Publication: Ending Trans Domestic Violence Murders

Already in this past few months of this year, an unconscionable and seemingly growing number of transwomen, especially trans women of color, have been murdered in the U.S., a fact that is deeply - and rightfully - upsetting to our community.
Circumstance behind a number of these murders seem to be rooted in domestic or intimate partner violence. At least half of these women were killed by their partners or family members. That means they were likely not victims of a random anti-trans hate crime. We must acknowledge that transgender people face domestic and/or intimate violence, and here are tools and resources folks should be aware of.
Read more.


Sheltering Transgender Women: Providing Welcoming Services

This Technical Assistance Guidance highlights effective strategies for integrating trans women into shelter, building on the knowledge that most shelter staff and allied professionals have already developed practice, familiarity, and skill in providing shelter services to women.
The primary focus of this paper is on women who have socially transitioned and are currently living the majority or all of the time as women. We recognize that many trans women are unable to present as female all of the time and even more trans-feminine people either do not wish to socially, medically, or legally transition or have genders that blend female and male.

Learn more
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Training Opportunities (click to expand)


Webinar: Survivor-Centered Practices for Working with Survivors Living with HIV
3:00 - 4:30 pm EST
Thursday, December 1st, 2016

The webinar will feature presenters from the Positive Women's Network, Casa de Esperanza, and the Northwest Network.
This webinar will discuss the basics challenges, best practices, and tools of working with Latin@ survivors of HIV.
Please email dvhiv@nnedv.org for questions.

Click here to register for this webinar.

 


Webinar: Collaborating to Address Trafficking in Rural Communities: Lessons from the Field
1:00 - 2:30 pm EST
Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Brought to you by Futures Without Violence's Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Survivors Project, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
Effectively addressing trafficking in rural communities requires creative solutions and cross-sector collaborations. Domestic violence and sexual assault service providers can play a critical role in these collaborations. The panelists will discuss several promising approaches to building effective collaborations to address trafficking in rural communities.

Click here to register for this webinar.

 


Webinar: Developing and Supporting Organizational and Community Leadership
Thursday, December 1, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST

This webinar will explore leadership on the organizational level and at the community level. What does good leadership look like? How is organizational leadership similar to and/or different from community leadership? What are the rewards and risks of leadership? How can we best support leadership development of our staff, our participants and community members, as well as our own development? This webinar is geared toward organizational and program leaders who have the responsibility of developing the leadership and capacity of others. Prior to the day of the webinar, please email (mvaldez@casadeesperanza.org) any key questions, challenges or other comments you would like the presenter to address in the session.

Presented by: Patricia J. Tototzintle, CEO Casa de Esperanza

Click here to register for this webinar

 


2017 Critical PAR Institute
May 30 - June 3, 2017
CUNY Graduate Center in New York City

The Critical Participatory Action Research Institute is designed to introduce the theory, methods, and ethics of critical participatory action research (PAR) to graduate students, faculty, and members of community based organizations. Through seminars, round tables, and hands-on workshops with experienced researchers, participants gain the necessary skills and knowledge to integrate a critical PAR approach into their scholarship, research, and/or organizing.

What will attendees learn?

  • The history, theory, method, and ethics of Critical PAR
  • Building partnerships with community & community-based organizations
  • Creating conditions for meaningful collaboration within research collectives
  • Designing Critical PAR with IRBs & community review boards
  • Participatory approaches to methods and analysis: mapping, visual methods, surveys, interviews, focus groups
  • Engaging the arts and performance as research tools

Click here for more information

 

Studying the Reproductive Health Needs of Muslim Women

HEART, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is conducting a study to explore the knowledge of Muslim women on reproductive health, and their perceptions and experiences of visiting a physician or women's health care provider for reproductive care services. If you are a Muslim woman who lives in the United States, and are between the ages of 18 and 45, please participate in this study today by filling out a brief anonymous survey that should take 5-10 minuted of your time.

Take the survey today!

 


Funding Opportunities (click to expand)


RedRover Seeks Applications From Emergency Shelter Organizations

RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded to up to eight emergency shelter organizations to support the creation of space on site to temporarily house the pets of victims of domestic violence. The one-time grants are intended as start-up funding for new projects. It is expected that the funds will enable the housing of at least one pet within a year of the project's completion.

Application Deadline: June 15; October 15, 2016

Learn more.

 

Position Announcements (click to expand) 

Casa de Esperanza: Program/Research Associate

Position Description
This position supports the activities related to the Culturally Specific Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention project funded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to identify and promote meaningful culturally responsive collaborations. The position works within and supports the National Latino Network (NLN) Research and Evaluation team of the NLN Resource Center funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 

Visit our website to see all open positions.

NRCDV: Program Specialist


The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence is looking for a Program Specialist to work in close coordination with supervisor and/or other management staff and effectively implement project activities for NRCDV's programmatic teams.The Program Specialist assists with the generation and dissemination of NRCDV's resources and provides programmatic and technical support for all project activities, with particular attention to quality assurance, accessibility, timeliness, and value to constituents.  

View full job description and requirements here.

NRCDV: Housing Project Manager


The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence is looking for a Housing Project Manager.
Responsibilities include: ensuring effective implementation of a detailed annual work plan; providing housing-related technical assistance; working with national partners to support advocacy efforts; development of resources and technical assistance materials to be housed on SafeHousingPartnerships.org.  

View full job description and requirements here.

Casa de Esperanza: Program and Administrative Assistant

Position Description
This position is responsible for administrative and project support to maximize productivity and promote achievement of Casa de Esperanza's goals. The Program and Administrative Assistant provides general administrative support at the administrative front office and supports programs, managers, and directors. 

View full job description and requirements here.

Elizabeth Freeman Center: Shelter Director

Position Description
Elizabeth Freeman Center seeks an experienced, passionate shelter director to guide the operation of EFC's emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence and their children.
Elizabeth Freeman Center's shelter is a secure, residential, 10-bedroom house that can accommodate 10-14 households. We shelter survivors of domestic and sexual violence who are in danger of imminent harm. Staffing includes a counselor/advocate, a child advocate, a house manager and 24-hour coverage staff. 

Click here to see full job description

American Immigration Council: Cara Pro Bono Project

Advocacy Coordinator
3-month paid engagement
Dilley, Texas

Advocacy Coordinator who plays a leading role in our on the ground staff and the management of volunteers assisting mothers and children detained in Dilley, Texas and assist in compilation of data to end family detention. A commitment to advocating for the rights of asylum-seekers, in addition to the ability to work long hours, including some weekends, is required.
Work includes:

  • Liaising with national and local partners
  • Speaking on behalf of the CARA Project
  • Managing project consultant
  • Identifying trends and liaising with government agencies in Dilley
  • Participate in bi-weekly advocacy and quarterly advocacy strategy and communications meetings.
  • Case management assistance
  • Document management
  • Volunteer management
  • Project office management
  • Data compilation
Law school, legal assistant or paralegal experience helpful. Knowledge of immigration law a plus.
Spanish Proficiency is required for project
Please forward resume and letter of interest to hr@immcouncil.org  

Visit our website to see all open positions.

American Immigration Council: Cara Pro Bono Project

Consultant
3-month paid engagement
Dilley, Texas

We need a consultant will support staff and volunteers assisting women and children detained in Dilley, Texas and assist in compilation of data to end family detention.
Work includes:

  • Case management assistance, including intake and informational meetings with clients
  • Maintaining database integrity and information
  • Working with volunteers
  • Data collection and compilation
Law school, legal assistant or paralegal experience helpful. Knowledge of immigration law a plus.
Spanish Proficiency is required for project
Please forward resume and letter of interest to hr@immcouncil.org  

Visit our website to see all open positions.

Program Associate, Justice Involved Survivors, CVS

Vera seeks a Program Associate for its work that addresses the needs of survivors of crime who are formerly or currently incarcerated. Many people involved in the nation's juvenile and criminal systems have also been victimized, whether before, during, or after their incarceration. Barriers exist in victim services and justice systems that prevent these survivors from receiving support to help them navigate these experiences and heal. Vera provides training and technical assistance to victim services agencies, community-based programs that serve ex-offenders, law enforcement, courts, and corrections to better identify, reach, and meet the needs of these survivors. The Program Associate will report to the Center's Associate Director. 

See full job description here.