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Immigrant Crime Victimization

June 22 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This one and a half hour training will address responses to migrant crime victimization.

Maximum Participants: 30

Location: Zoom Webinar

Training Contact: Anne Litecky, VASIII, Program Coordinator, 410-837-5055, alitecky@ubalt.edu

TITLE: Immigrant Crime Victimization


Within the crime victim population, there is a subgroup of victims that has been identified as uniquely vulnerable. Victims that lack legal migration status are subject to great potential. With language and cultural barriers, as well as lack of knowledge about the legal system, they fear that in seeking law enforcement protection they may be deported, and in some cases, or fear the loss of custody of their children. The federal government has implemented a number of measures to provide support to undocumented immigrant victims of crime. However, despite the enduring public, political and academic interest in crime and migration, we have very little systematic knowledge about the victimization of undocumented immigrants.


Gabriela Wasileski, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Director of the BSCJ Program in the School of Criminal Justice, University of Baltimore. Recently awarded the College of Public Affair’s 2019 Outstanding Scholar, her research focuses on comparative immigration policies, human rights, gender, crime and victimization, trauma recovery, migrant victimization, and human trafficking. Dr. Wasileski holds a MA in Criminology and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Delaware, and MSW from Comenius University. Prior to entering academia, she was a practicing Social Worker in Slovakia.


RVAAM selected curriculum has been approved for specific professions (e.g. social work, law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole) Participants will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and are welcome to ask for academic credits. All participants will receive a Certificate of Training (1 credit per hour).

2020 V-STEP: Regional Victim Services Advanced Trainings are held in 5 regional locations across Maryland. Please contact Anne Litecky, V-STEP Program Coordinator for information or to schedule a training at your agency or organization.


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