Upcoming Training and Events

December 16, 2013 - October 31, 2014
(December 16, 2013 - October 31, 2014)

ASISTA seeks to enhance the security, independence, and full participation in society of immigrant and refugee survivors of gender-based violence by promoting integrated holistic approaches and educating those whose actions and attitudes affect women who experience violence.

To do this we:

-- Provide comprehensive, cutting edge technical assistance and resources to those assisting non-citizen survivors of violence in the immigration law arena;

-- Train lawyers, domestic violence and sexual assault advocates, law enforcement personnel, and civil and criminal court judges; and 

-- Work closely with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials to ensure the law is implemented as Congress intended.

ASISTA does not provide direct legal services.  For referrals click here. 


Celebrating VAWA



As ASISTA continues in it's recognition of past and present pioneers whose contributions to VAWA continue to pave the way for immigrant survivors of gender based violence, we are proud to release our third video on the History of VAWA featuring Co-Director Gail Pendleton who talks about organizing for change and the importance of collaborations.


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