Today, the Urban Justice Center’s Domestic Violence Project (DVP) released internal U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) records revealing the rushed implementation and devastating impact of USCIS’s “no-blanks” policy, which purports to empower USCIS to reject U-visa petitions, among other immigration applications, solely because they contain blank answer fields.... Over the past nine months, USCIS has utilized the no-blanks policy to reject properly-filed U-visa petitions for trivial and nonsensical reasons, such as when the “middle name” field in a U-visa petition is left blank because the crime victim has no middle name.
Resources EDDS is being used by NYC Family Court as a way for people to transmit documents to the court. This is NOT a filing system, it is [...]
DVP seeks a legal intern to work within a legal-psychosocial framework with survivors of intimate partner abuse to provide assistance to Family Law attorneys in matters concerning orders of protection, custody, visitation, child/spousal support, and uncontested divorces.
The Domestic Violence Project at the Urban Justice Center is seeking to hire a Intern/Volunteer to assist with DVP’s virtual outreach campaign during this COVID-19 health crisis. Anticipating sharp increases in domestic violence alongside a troubling economic climate for fundraising, DVP is searching for someone who can create compelling storytelling through different platforms to effectively spread DVPs mission to victims as well as build relationships and partnerships with potential donors.
P·P·O·W will donate a portion of all proceeds towards the Urban Justice Center’s Domestic Violence Project. The organization brings together lawyers, advocates, social workers and volunteers whose mission is to help survivors of domestic violence and their children live free of violence and abuse.