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Annual Report 2015


Effective legal representation is the single most effective factor in whether are able to escape the domestic violence cycle.

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Helping Domestic Violence Victims & At-Risk Children

Mom Holding Baby UpThe DC Volunteer Lawyers Project provides pro bono legal assistance and support services to domestic violence victims and at-risk children in Washington, DC.

In 2015, our 225 volunteer attorneys and staff attorneys represented  hundreds of victims in civil protection order and family law cases, and served as advocates in court for 102 vulnerable children. Throughout the legal process, our social worker provides support services to our clients to ensure the best long-term outcome. With our community partners, we also provided 350 victims with legal, housing and counseling services at our Domestic Violence Resource Clinic.

Upcoming Trainings and Events

To RSVP to an event, please email rsvp@dcvlp.org.

Lunch & Learn: Domestic Violence and Technology – Tuesday, Jan. 31, 12PM-1:30PM
At this training, Cindy Southworth of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) will explain how abusers may use technology to control and abuse clients, as well as how to help clients stay safe and how to approach evidentiary issues involving technology.

Online Volunteer Trainings
DCVLP offers online versions of all volunteer trainings. For access, please email Emilia Plater-Zyberk (eplaterzyberk@dcvlp.org).

Stay Connected with DCVLP

Domestic Violence Resource Clinic

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   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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