Client Stories
Assisting a Domestic Violence Victim to Obtain a Civil Protection Order and Custody of a Child
DCVLP represented a fifteen year old mother, Kelly, who had been assaulted by the fifteen year old father of her infant child.  On New Year’s Day, the father became angry and assaulted...   More >>
 
Assisting a Domestic Violence Victim to Obtain a Civil Protection Order and Custody of a Child
Elena was a legal immigrant who had a child with her abuser, who had been her superior at work.  Elena had initially agreed to date him because she was afraid she would lose her job if she refused...   More >>
 
Representing Foster Parents to Obtain Custody of a Child
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, a retired couple, sat at the kitchen table telling their DCVLP volunteer lawyers how their beloved foster child, Kayla, had been abruptly taken from their home by Child Protective...   More >>
 
Obtaining Custody for a Grandmother
Jane M., a widow living on a pension, had lovingly raised her son’s daughter, Lily, from a few days after the girl’s birth. That was when Lily’s mother, a drug addict, had dropped her off with Jane and disappeared...   More >>
 
Serving as a Guardian Ad Litem for a Child
Jane Khoury and Olivia Baker were appointed as Guardians Ad Litem for two infants, Nina, age 6 months and Christine, 22 months, the daughters of Lily and William.  The girls’ mother, Lily, had a tragic life story...   More >>
 
Serving as a Guardian Ad Litem for a Child
Michael, age 13, spent a lot of time with his aunt, Susan, because his parents were often unable to care for him. His father, George, was in jail, and his mother, Belinda, suffered from AIDS-related health problems. In addition, Belinda was unemployed, homeless, and a probable substance abuser...   More >>
 
Defending a Mother Against False Charges
After 12-year-old Kevin hadn’t come to school for several months, the D.C. government’s Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) decided that Kevin’s mother, Yvonne, was guilty of "educational neglect"...   More >>
 
 
DC Volunteer Lawyers Project   •   5335 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Suite 440   •   Washington, DC 20015   •   202-885-5542
Copyright © DCVLP 2004-2014