The Victims of Violence Project uses a model that unites recruitment, training, and mentorship of volunteer attorneys to ensure that immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other crimes have access to quality legal representation for their immigration matters. By screening referred cases, placing them with trained volunteer attorneys, and providing advice and mentorship, GAIN sustains a mechanism for assisting hundreds of cases each year. This model provides immigrant victims crucial access to otherwise unobtainable legal representation.
About 60% of all individuals referred to GAIN are assisted by the Victims of Violence Project. The project specifically seeks to provide legal representation for acquiring immigration status for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other serious crime. With this focus area in mind, our staff attorneys accept referrals from government agencies, domestic violence shelters, and other nonprofits that have been alerted to an incidence of immigrant victimization.