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Custody & Divorce Practice Area Training for DCVLP Volunteers


In this training, volunteer attorneys will learn to help domestic violence survivors and their children find long-term safety and stability through a permanent custody and/or divorce order. Major topics covered in this training include the basic dynamics of domestic violence, trauma-informed representation, and understanding the law and procedures regarding child custody and divorce in Washington, […]

Women We Buried, Women We Burned: A Memoir by Rachel Louise Snyder

Join us for a special Book Club gathering in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At DCVLP, we take pride in knowing our volunteers and supporters personally. Our Book Club was created with the goal of fostering relationships and building community. This month, we will be discussing, "Women We Buried, Women We Burned: A Memoir", […]

Child Advocacy Training for DCVLP Volunteers

Covington & Burling LLP 850 10th St NW, Washington

Through our Child Advocacy Program, DCVLP volunteer attorneys serve as court-appointed Guardians Ad Litem (GALs) for vulnerable children ages 0 – 17 who are living in unsafe situations or experiencing significant trauma. This training will prepare volunteers to conduct a thorough investigation of their child client's home life, review important records, attend hearings to advocate […]