We are a passionate team of lawyers, advocates, social workers and volunteers serving survivor needs in all five boroughs of New York City.
Our mission at the Domestic Violence Project is to help survivors of domestic violence and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider domestic violence in any type of intimate relationship, regardless of gender or sexual identity, to be a human rights violation.
First established in 2003 as a response to the disconnect amongst legal and social services providers for victims, DVP has grown from 1 staff member in one borough to 21 full time staff and a team of interns, pro bono attorneys and volunteers, Citywide.
We are a passionate group of attorneys and advocates coming together to provide holistic legal and advocacy services to survivors. We serve all victims, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, socioeconomic status, immigration status, age or otherwise.In keeping with our mission to defend the rights of New York City’s most vulnerable, DVP applies a human rights framework to understanding domestic violence. This approach values and recognizes the dignity and worth of all individuals. Following from this, our work is holistic, based in client self-determination, client centered, strengths based, individualized and collaborative.
Services are trauma-informed, allowing staff to develop working alliances with clients while their individual needs are met through counseling, referral and linkage, and advocacy. Fostering skill building to better navigate and overcome barriers, staff prioritize services in ways that reflect client preferences while also ensuring safety. Currently, our services includes legal assistance, advocacy, outreach & training.