Manhattan Family Justice Center: July Special Trainings
The Manhattan Family Justice Center will be hosting three special trainings in July. See below for more information.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
Facilitated by Sanctuary for Families
Monday, 7/18 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
- Overview of Special Immigrant Juvenile status
- Representation of an immigrant youth before the New York Family Court and with federal immigration authorities
- Common issues that arise in working with vulnerable immigrant youth and Special Immigrant Juvenile status cases
- SIJ case law and relevant state and federal statutory provisions.
NYC Shelter Systems: What You Need to Know
Facilitated by NYC Human Resources Administration & Department of Homeless Services
Tuesday 7/19, 2-5 pm
- How to access NYC homeless and domestic violence shelters
- Considerations for eligibility
- Services and programs offered at shelter sites
- Shelter policies
Animal Abuse & Domestic Violence
Facilitated by Urban Resource Institute
Wednesday 7/20, 2-4 pm
- Introduction to the link between domestic violence and animal abuse
- How pets are often abused in conjunction with abuse of other family members and how pets may be used by abusers as a form of control.
- Statistics will be provided to show how domestic violence survivors with pets often delay leaving an abusive situation and delay accessing shelter, if they do not have a safety plan in place for their pet(s)
- How to incorporate questions and considerations of pets into their service provision
- An overview of Urban Resource Institute’s People and Animals Living Safely (PALS) program will be provided, as well as, additional resources for survivors with pets.
All trainings are FREE and are located at 80 Centre Street, 5th Floor Training room. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sarah Flatto at SarahF@fjcnyc.org.