Entries by Jackie

DCVLP: Providing a Voice to Reach a Better Future

Imagine you’ve got eight children and a husband who abuses you physically and mentally. When you were younger, you thought he would deliver you from your difficult upbringing. But now he’s given you a head injury, and continues to threaten you. You’ve tried to get away from him twice before, but after fifteen years of […]

Washingtonian of the Year 2015: Jenny Brody

This article appears in the January 2016 issue of Washingtonian. Though men accused of abuse are entitled to legal representation, victims don’t automatically have counsel, says Jenny Brody, a founder of the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project. Going to court often triggers painful memories; what’s more, victims often don’t know how to collect proof they need […]

WBADC Stars of the Bar 2015

DCVLP co-founders Jenny Brody, Marla Spindel, and Karen Barker Marcou were recently honored at the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia’s wonderful yearly reception, Stars of the Bar. Many thank-yous to the WBADC for their constant support of women in the legal profession.

DCVLP on the Angie Goff Show

Angie Goff, a local news anchor for NBC 4,  recently profiled DCVLP. She interviewed one of our former clients and a survivor of domestic violence, Yvonne. See the news story on NBCWashington.com.