Fighting for Victims & Children
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 dangerous circumstances.
At our weekly Domestic Violence Resource Clinic victims can access legal, housing and counseling services in one, convenient location. At our Family Legal Clinics in Anacostia with Community of Hope and Martha’s Table and at Children’s Hospital, victims and caregivers of at-risk children can access legal and support services. Our attorneys also assist victims at the Domestic Violence Intake Center at DC Superior Court. Throughout the legal process of a client, our Client Advocates provide safety planning, crisis counseling and access to social services.