Legal Advocate – Domestic Violence Project


Legal Advocate – Domestic Violence Project

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Job Short Description:

The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center is seeking to hire an advocate to work with and on behalf of victims of domestic violence.

Job Summary & Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and trauma
  • Proficiency working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Aptitude for intense and thorough case management and advocacy
  • Ability to work evenings if necessary
  • Ability to respond sensitively to clients’ urgent needs
  • Exceptional interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills and the ability to apply these skills in diverse situations
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work as a team member
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Must be able to travel between boroughs
  • Interest and proclivity in working within a legal framework
  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or significant experience in the field
  • Experience working with victims of domestic violence
  • Fluent in Spanish preferred


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • conduct client screenings and intakes
  • carry a caseload
  • prepare legal documents
  • conduct background checks
  • present know your rights trainings and outreach
  • provide robust advocacy on issues surrounding housing, benefits, safety, employment, etc.
  • travel between boroughs and work closely with grassroots community based organizations where they will provide on-site clinics and trainings
  • update and maintain case files and respond to monthly grant reporting


Salary is competitive and is commensurate with experience. Generous vacation, medical and dental benefits are provided. This is a bargaining unit position represented for collective bargaining purposes by the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW, Local 2230.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and references via email to Please write “ADVOCATE” in the subject heading. We regret that due to high volume, we are unable to respond to inquiries and will only contact those candidates selected for consideration. Please do not contact us via telephone or fax. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Urban Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Project Description:

Our mission at the Domestic Violence Project (DVP) is to help victims of domestic violence and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider domestic violence in any type of relationship, regardless of gender or sexual identity, to be a human rights violation.

Be heard. Be free.


We proudly serve all survivors of domestic violence, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or immigration status.

Legal Clinic Schedule

Contact Domestic Violence Project

We welcome your questions and comments

Main Office

40 Rector St., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10006

Intake line: 833.321.4DVP (833.321.4387)



M-F: 9:00AM-5:00PM

By appointment only.