Legal Video Advocacy
The Video as Evidence Guide: U.S. Immigration aims to help attorneys introduce video evidence that will pass legal muster in a removal hearing challenging an immigrant’s removability, as well as help advocates and community members safely, ethically and effectively document encounters with immigration enforcement.
Incarcerated individuals are working with loved ones, journalists, and advocates to get their messages into the world by recording their phone and video calls, but some have already faced retaliation for speaking out.
This workflow is for advocates, legal teams and filmmakers producing legal advocacy videos to consider before, during and after filming.
WITNESS’ Legal Video Advocacy Program offers trainings and resources for advocates, lawyers and incarcerated individuals interested in using video to help reduce client sentences, and advocate for decarceration through clemency and parole.