Pima County Immigrant Victims of Violence Task Force

About

The mission of the Pima County Immigrant Victims of Violence Task Force (formerly BIWP Task Force) is safety and empowerment for immigrant victims of sexual and domestic violence in Pima County. The Task Force is Co-Chaired by Montserrat Caballero and Jean McClelland, and meets every other month on the third Friday from 10:00 AM to noon* (unless otherwise noted) - in the board room at Catholic Social Service, 140 W. Speedway Blvd.

Partner Highlights and Events

Our Online Training:  Serving Immigrant Victims of Sexual and Domestic Violence is now available on AZ.TRAIN.org.

This training was developed by the Pima County Immigrant Victims of Violence Task Force, and sponsored by the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, the Western Region Public Health Training Center and the Connie Hillman Family Foundation.  The training was created by task force members who are experienced immigration attorneys and victim advocates.  It is intended as an overview of the unique context of immigrant victims of sexual and domestic violence who may be undocumented, their rights under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and the recommended approaches to referral and coordinating services to ensure their access to key victim advocacy and legal services through coordinated community response.  It will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

The training is divided into three sections:

  • Section 1:  “Understanding the Unique Contexts for Immigrant Victims of Sexual and Domestic Violence”. 
  • Section 2:  “Legal Remedies for Immigrant Victims under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)”.
  • Section 3:  “Two Women’s Stories”, which includes a decision simulation to assess the learner’s knowledge based on course content.

The training is available at AZ.TRAIN.ORG, a training site designed for the public health workforce. If you are new to AZ.TRAIN.ORG, you can click here for a tutorial video on YouTube.

To register:   go to AZ.TRAIN.ORG and set up an account (this takes about 5 minutes).  Once your account is set up, you can search for “Serving Immigrant Victims of Sexual and Domestic Violence” (course number 1062985) and register for the training.  Please note: during the account set up process users are prompted to allow email sent by TRAIN.  If you choose to not receive emails from TRAIN you will not receive crucial information regarding the course.  Please let us know if you have any additional registration questions by contacting Raymond Andrade. 

Click here for the training flyer    

Task Force Co-Coordinator Contacts

Montserrat Caballero
pimataskforce@yahoo.com

Jean McClelland
jmcc@email.arizona.edu
520-626-8228

Upcoming Meetings

  • Friday, April 29, 2106, @ 10:00AM - Noon,  Catholic Social Services, 140 W Speedway Blvd. 

Task Force Member Agencies

  • Su Voz Vale
  • The Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA)
  • Southern Arizona Legal Aid (SALA)
  • The Southern Arizona Children's Advocacy Center
  • The Mexican Consulate - Tucson
  • Pima County Attorney's Office, Victim Witness
  • Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse
  • The International Rescue Committee (IRC), Tucson, Center for Well-Being
  • The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health