We are passionate about improving the lives of domestic violence victims and at-risk children in the District. We recruit, train and support hundreds of dedicated volunteer attorneys each year to handle emergency protection order, custody and immigration cases on behalf of victims, and serve as court-appointed advocates for vulnerable children living with abuse, neglect and other dangerous circumstances.
We operate free, walk-in clinics throughout the District so victims and other needy DC residents can access free legal services on a wide range of issues, social services referrals, crisis support, and safety planning. This fall, we opened up a court-based clinic so victims can receive immediate legal assistance at their court hearings to obtain protection orders.
Our vision is a future where there is no domestic violence and all victims and at-risk children live in safe and stable homes.