Immigrants in the Criminal Justice System

Immigrants in the Criminal Justice System

When migrating to a new country, there are many challenges that accompany new territories including learning the language, culture, and norms, and navigating through the employment system. However, we seldom think about the additional challenges that immigrants face navigating through the US criminal justice system. The number of immigrants involved in the criminal justice system has increased dramatically in recent years and immigrants face unique challenges in justice settings.

This training focuses on the tools necessary for culturally competent work with immigrants in the criminal justice system. The content of this training will include the knowledge necessary to adequately support this population using culturally competent rapport building.

At the end of this training, trainees will understand:  

  • The scope of immigrants involved in the US criminal justice system
  • Factors that bring immigrants into the criminal justice system
  • The unique challenges faced by justice-involved immigrants
  • How stigma influences the experience of immigrants in the criminal justice system
  • Current programs designed to help immigrants in the criminal justice system


Training length: 1 hour

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): This training earns 1 CEU. Attendees who wish to receive CEUs will receive a certificate of completion immediately upon earning an 80% or above on the training post-test.  They may use this certificate to verify CEUs earned by submitting it to their licensing board. 

Training type: Video

Training cost: $49.99 ON SALE NOW* $25.99 *Use code IJRD50off at checkout for a limited time. 

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Trainer: Jennifer Joseph, MSW

Jennifer Joseph (she/her) has extensive experience working with a range of individuals as they leave incarceration and return home, including immigrants. As the daughter of immigrants, she is especially passionate about ensuring culturally competent practice with this vulnerable population within prisons and jail settings and helping individuals to thrive once they leave incarceration and return home to the community. Joseph is IJRD’s Clinical Training Specialist and has expertise translating research and practice into digestible materials for trainees unfamiliar with the subject matter.


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