Are you a survivor of domestic violence?
Domestic violence is the “use or attempted use of physical abuse or sexual abuse, or a pattern of any other coercive behavior committed, enabled, or solicited to gain or maintain power and control over a victim, including verbal, psychological, economic, or technological abuse that may or may not constitute criminal behavior” (VAWA, 1994/2022)
The results of this assessment can be used as evidence of your suffering during the abuse and the hardship suffered in case you need a waiver. It will gather information about the history, the characteristics of the abuse. Domestic violence can be devastating and terrifying. Your subjective experience of it is unique. You may be confused, experiencing anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and inability to sleep.
There are many types of abuse, such as emotional, verbal, physical, sexual, financial, or technological.
For this petition, it is vital to show the history of the abuse committed. You have rights, whether you are a battered spouse, battered child, or a battered parent. Relief is possible. You may self-petition or process the immigration status through an attorney. If you choose to self-petition, remember that immigration processing can be confusing. Roth Clinic only offers psychological services.
VAWA evaluation can attest to the extent of your suffering
The VAWA allows the qualifying relative (battered individual) to apply for an immigrant visa without the abuser’s knowledge. Due to the sensitivity of VAWA cases, measures ensure the secrecy of your petition at every step.
Your information is kept confidential.
This evaluation can be highly emotional. Know that Dr. Roth is empathic and non-judgmental. Roth Clinic is available at every step of the evaluation process. Sessions will consist of an interview and formal psychological testing to assess the psychological impact of your condition. It may also involve the review of records and other sources.