The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project provides pro bono legal assistance to hundreds of domestic violence victims and at-risk children each year. Our dedicated volunteer and staff attorneys handle protection order and family law cases on behalf of victims, and serve as court-appointed advocates for vulnerable children living with abuse, neglect and other difficult circumstances.
We operate a weekly Domestic Violence Resource Clinic where victims can access legal, housing and counseling services in one, convenient location. At our newly opened Family Legal Clinics, domestic violence victims and caregivers of at-risk children can access legal services and referrals to support services. Our attorneys also assist victims at the Domestic Violence Intake Center located at DC Superior Court. Throughout the legal process of a client, our Client Advocates provide safety planning, crisis counseling and access to social services.