For years, Tanya’s husband locked her in their home and refused to let her take their
children to visit her family.


Research tells us effective legal representation is the single
most important factor in whether victims are able to escape
the domestic violence cycle.
- VP Joseph Biden (shown with DCVLP’s Board VP Kathleen Biden)

Changing the Trajectory of Survivors’ Lives

Woman holding young childDCVLP, with over 1,600 registered volunteer attorneys, provides pro bono legal assistance and support services to domestic violence victims and at-risk children in Washington, DC.

In 2015, our volunteers helped almost 1700 of the most vulnerable people in our community achieve safety and stability by providing representation in civil protection order, custody, divorce and child support cases, and serving as advocates for at-risk children.

With our community partners, we also provide holistic services at our Domestic Violence Resource Clinic, changing the trajectory of survivors’ lives, and connecting them with tools for a fresh start.

Volunteer Lawyer Trainings

Impeachment Techniques | May 24th, 12PM-2PM at DCVLP
This hands-on training will show volunteers how to use documents and other extrinsic evidence to call into question the credibility of your opponent and/or his witnesses. Click here to RSVP.

DC Public Benefits Training | June 24th, 12PM-1:30PM at DCVLP
Join us for a lively and informational discussion on DC public benefits, including an overview of programs, eligibility, application process, and re-certification. Click here to RSVP.

Online Volunteer Trainings
To request access, please email Emilia Plater-Zyberk.

Stay Connected with DCVLP

Domestic Violence Resource Clinic

Every Wednesday 1-3:30 pm

   Westminster Presbyterian Church
400 I Street SW | Waterfront Metro

 Email us

  (202) 425-7573

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“Working with DCVLP is amazing. It’s meaningful work, it’s an excellent learning environment, I’ve built an incredible professional network of people I respect in the utmost, and the attorneys employed by DCVLP are both incredibly helpful, and excellent mentors.”

– A DCVLP volunteer attorney

“Thank you for your support, knowledge and help. People come and go. That is life, but you will stay in my memory and heart forever.”

– A DCVLP client and survivor of domestic violence

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