December 14, 2022

Challenges for Immigrant Victims Navigating the Criminal Justice System

Crime victims often require legal advocacy for a multitude of legal needs while seeking justice. Crime victims who are immigrants carry an additional layer of legal considerations. This training will examine unique challenges and opportunities that immigrant crime victims must navigate while interacting with the criminal justice system. During this session, a panel of three presenters will bring their own perspectives as an immigration attorney, prosecutor and advocate to deconstruct real scenarios that illustrate the complexities and diverse systems with which an immigrant crime victim must engage.

Glen Banfield, Chief Deputy District Attorney, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

Helen O’Brien, Crime Victims’ Rights Program Coordinator, Oregon Department of Justice

Sarah Purce, Assistant Director, Catholic Charities, Immigration Legal Services


CLE Accreditation:

An application will be submitted to the Oregon State Bar for 1.0 Access to Justice CLE credits. Once approved in Oregon, this program will be approved for 1.0 CLE credits with the State Bar of California; NCVLI is an approved CA multiple activity provider. The training may be eligible for CLE credit in other states; a certificate of attendance will be available after the program.

National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys (NAVRA) is a project of National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI).

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