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Read relevant news and press about DVP and the domestic violence victims and survivors we serve.

Neighborhood Notes: Monkeypox Vax Updates, Free Yankees Tickets, August Primaries & More!

July 18th, 2022|

Norwood News

“The Urban Justice Center’s Domestic Violence Project provides free legal help with domestic violence-related matters on the last Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with District 12 City Councilman Kevin Riley."

Americans Welcome Ukrainians, But America Doesn’t

May 25th, 2022|


The solution: The U.S. must urgently reform its immigration system, so that quickly and efficiently providing refuge and work authorization to the most vulnerable migrants becomes the norm, not something special. [op-ed by DVP Supervising Immigration Attorney, Joy Ziegeweid]

MC Joins In For an International Women’s Day Celebration

March 22nd, 2022|

The Quadrangle

“Alpha Pi Phi, Manhattan College’s newest sorority, hosted an International Women’s Day event on the quadrangle with several other organizations…The organizations all came up with different activities to bring in money for the Domestic Violence Project, which was created by the Urban Justice Center.”

Meet DON’T WALK, the Largest Student-Run Fashion Show in the U.K.,

November 8th, 2021|

CR Fashion Book

"The two non-profits supported by the event are dedicated to community and social change...The Domestic Violence Project is a project from the Urban Justice Center to aid survivors in legal services, advocacy, and community education.”


November 13th, 2020|

Today, the Urban Justice Center’s Domestic Violence Project (DVP) released internal U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) records revealing the rushed implementation and devastating impact of USCIS’s “no-blanks” policy, which purports to empower USCIS to reject U-visa petitions, among other immigration applications, solely because they contain blank answer fields.... Over the past nine months, USCIS has utilized the no-blanks policy to reject properly-filed U-visa petitions for trivial and nonsensical reasons, such as when the “middle name” field in a U-visa petition is left blank because the crime victim has no middle name.

April 12, 2018: New York Governor Cuomo Signs Gun Control Legislation

April 12th, 2018|

NY Senate

On April 12, 2018, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed a piece of legislation that will afford more protection to survivors of domestic violence from their abusive partners who have access to guns. The legislation cures a loophole that requires abusers to surrender all firearms, not just hand guns and also extends the waiting period for background checks from a mere three days to ten days. The bill also expands the list of "serious" crimes to include some misdemeanor offenses.

April 5, 2018: NY Govenor Cuomo Requires Judicial Warrant For Arrests in State Facilities

April 5th, 2018|

Governor Cuomo expanded Executive Order #170 to require that ICE agents present judicial warrants to make arrests inside NY state facilities. Note, this does not extend to courthouses. The Order also provides that state officers and employees are not permitted to inquire as to an individual's immigration status unless necessary to determine eligibility for a program, benefit or to disclose to information to federal immigration authorities for purpose of federal civil immigration enforcement unless required by law.

March 1, 2018: DACA Update: What is the current status of DACA?

March 1st, 2018|

The Trump administration announced on September 5, 2017, that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would be phased out over six months, ending on March 5, 2018.  Since that time, Congress has been unable to pass a bill that would provide permanent relief to Dreamers and DACA recipients. However, there have been legal challenges to the way that the Trump administration is attempting to end the program. Learn more here.

DVP Staff appears on Law & Order: SVU

January 1st, 2013|


In February 2013, DVP staff appeared on the episode "Funny Valentine" as DV protestors in an inspiring episode about an up-and-coming pop singer breaking away from her abusive hip-hop singer boyfriend. Thank you Mariska Hargitay and the Joyful Heart Foundation for inviting our staff to join in this incredible day. Watch the clip below and check out the photos from the set here!

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