Child Advocacy Program:
Helping DC’s At-Risk Kids

DCVLP volunteer lawyers represent children – here in DC – who are at grave risk of abuse and neglect because of domestic violence, substance abuse, mental illness, and exposure to other dangerous circumstances in their homes.

“Give children a voice.”
– Pam Sauber, DCVLP Board Co-President and volunteer attorney

Our lawyers are appointed by Family Court judges to assist with identifying a safe and stable home for these at-risk children and obtaining services to address critical needs.

Cases last six to twelve months on average and provide in-depth experience with investigation and negotiation. Our attorneys are committed to helping these children over the long-term as well as being a positive influence in their lives. This may be the first time in a child’s life that an adult has listened to, and advocated for, them.

To Volunteer: If you are an attorney interested in representing at-risk children, please submit your volunteer registration form, then contact Emilia Plater-Zyberk, Volunteer Coordinator, for information on trainings.

Learn more about the Child Advocacy Program by watching the video below.