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.

Biden & Biden

“Get men involved,” said Vice President Joe Biden at a reception in honor of the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project (DCVLP) for their annual “Voices Against Violence” event at the residence of The Ambassador of Japan and Mrs. Sasae.  “Pick up your damn phone. Call. Spread the word. You’ve got to stand up because we can’t […]

DCVLP Announces Major Gift, Funding For Innovative Fellowship From Adrienne Arsht

New Gift Enables DCVLP to Serve More Domestic Violence Victims, Support Professional Re-entry of Career Break Lawyers WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project (DCVLP) announced today thatAdrienne Arsht, philanthropist, business leader, and longtime supporter, has made a major gift to the organization, a portion of which will be used to establish […]

He held a gun to my head. I loved him.

Leslie Morgan Steiner is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir “Crazy Love” and a TED Talk about the many reasons abuse victims stay. She was the general manager of The Washington Post Magazine from 2001 to 2006. Just before I fell in love with a man who abused me, I spouted off […]