Sexual Assault / Spouse Abuse Resource Center (SARC)
This office provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who are residents of Harford County, Maryland. They are able to provide assistance with U Visas, T Visas, VAWA petitions, and some asylum cases.
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:
||Asylum applications, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
|Types of immigration legal services provided:
||Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
|Other areas of legal assistance:
||Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Family & Juvenile
||Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Referrals to other services, Social services
||Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:
|Nominal fee charged?
||We are only funded to assist with asylum and U Visa cases if the victim has suffered either sexual assault or domestic violence. There must be a nexus between Harford County and the victim. The sexual assault and/or domestic violence need not have occurred in Harford County. There are no restrictions on VAWA Self petitions other than the client must be a resident of Harford County.