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Training Resource: Legal Residency for Juveniles: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Violence Against Women Act

This brief training resource is designed to inform child welfare staff on the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and on the applicability of these laws to undocumented immigrant youth who are in the child welfare system due to abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment.

Two resources are provided: one for supervisors and managers, the other for child welfare workers. The child welfare worker resource can be delivered by a trainer, supervisor or facilitator.  Each training is designed to last about one hour, so that it may be provided during a regular meeting, such as a unit meeting.