At the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, we believe nobody should be forced to live in a violent or abusive home. Read our 2016 Annual Report to see how our volunteer attorneys helped 600 clients escape violence and rebuild their lives.
The pit-bull was salivating on Jenna’s neck, waiting for the order to bite her. Her husband was barely holding back the dog on its leash to make sure Jenna knew who was in charge. Jenna endured this abuse and worse during her 7-year marriage.
When she was pregnant, her husband pushed her down a flight of stairs, and she spent many days in the hospital recovering. Her husband strangled her, lifting her up by her neck. And when her 8-year-old son tried to stop his father, he hit the boy too. Read more about how we helped Jenna and her children.