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By: Patricia Celis, Bilingual Content Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network is proud to announce the launch of the redesigned DECIMOS NO MÁS website, an online resource available in English and Spanish that provides parents and adults with tools to help them have conversations with children and youth […]

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In response to the growing need for advocates to have access to accurate information about immigration for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network has compiled a library of resources and materials aimed at directing organizers, activists, attorneys, community leaders, immigrant victims and survivors and their families to […]

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What is the U visa? The U visa was created with bipartisan support under the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 2000 in order to protect immigrant victims of certain serious crimes and encourage them to report these crimes and assist in the investigation and prosecution, regardless of their immigration status. Who can […]

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The Increasing Language Access in the Courts toolkit examines advocates’ observations about the court experiences of survivors with limited English proficiency, and offers guidance and resources to build systems change efforts for language accessibility. This toolkit is designed to guide and inform advocates working with survivors with limited English proficiency (LEP) who are involved in […]

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The Increasing Language Access in the Courts toolkit examines advocates’ observations about the court experiences of survivors with limited English proficiency, and offers guidance and resources to build systems change efforts for language accessibility. This toolkit is designed to guide and inform advocates working with survivors with limited English proficiency (LEP) who are involved in […]

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The Increasing Language Access in the Courts toolkit examines advocates’ observations about the court experiences of survivors with limited English proficiency, and offers guidance and resources to build systems change efforts for language accessibility. This toolkit is designed to guide and inform advocates working with survivors with limited English proficiency (LEP) who are involved in […]

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By: Pierre Berastaín, Assistant Director of Innovation and Engagement, Casa de Esperanza October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity to remember the many victims and survivors who have experienced domestic violence and to raise awareness about a social ill that affects 1 in 3 women. In the face of a problem of such epidemic […]

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For the entire LEP In Courts Toolkit, click here. It IS the obligation of any organization, agency, or court system that receives federal funds to provide meaningful language access for individuals with limited English proficiency at no cost to the individual. It does not matter what type of court hearing (civil, criminal, or administrative matters), what step of […]

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Casa de Esperanza developed the following acculturation continuum as part of a comprehensive manual, Latino Families and Domestic Violence (2003). The following chart demonstrates stages of acculturation. Each stage presents Latinos with unique challenges and opportunities. Because the chart represents a continuum, there are many shades and nuances within the stages. It is important to […]

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JUNE 20-22, 2016 #NLNInstitute #ConferenciaLatina Our 2016 National Latin@ Institute, “Fortaleciendo Nuestras Comunidades / Strengthening Our Communities,” was inspired by the source of our collective strength and resiliency, building a sense of love for our unique identity and belonging to our entire communities. Through our workshops, panel discussions, and guest speakers, we explored the diversified […]

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