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National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or (TTY) 1-800-787-3224

Where to Find Help

UPDATED March 11, 2010

Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP)
2000 G. Street NW
Washington, DC , 20052
Email: info@dvleap.org
DV LEAP represents domestic violence survivors from any state in selected cases requiring an appeal or to defend against an appeal. They consider all kinds of DV-related appeals, including civil protection order issues, family law (custody, divorce, property, etc.) Hague Convention issues, and criminal issues (e.g., self-defense, admissibility of expert testimony, etc.). They sometimes provide friend-of-the-court (amicus) briefs in appeals if the party already has a lawyer. To request help, go here: http://www.dvleap.org/Contact.aspx

Family Violence Appellate Project ("FVAP")
2850 Telegraph Ave
Suite 500
Berkeley CA, 94705
Phone: (510) 643-6728
Web: http://www.fvaplaw.org
Email: info@fvaplaw.org
FOR CALIFORNIA CASES ONLY: FVAP appeals California family law, civil, guardianship, and Hague Convention cases on behalf of survivors of domestic violence. We prioritize cases in which children are placed in dangerous situations by court orders regarding custody or unsupervised visitation. We will work with survivors of abuse who are either appellants or respondents and where the survivor does not have the funds to hire an appellate attorney. Please note that the order to be appealed must be less than 60 days old and we do not handle criminal or juvenile dependency cases.

NYLAG’s Domestic Violence Appellate Representation Project
7 Hanover Square
18th Floor
New York NY, 10004
Phone: 212-613-5000
Web: http://nylag.org/units/matrimonial-and-family-law/projects/appellate-representation/
FOR NYC RESIDENTS ONLY: New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) has an Domestic Violence Appellate Representation Project, which specializes in family law appeals on behalf of domestic violence victims and their children in NYC. Please note that referrals are preferred to come through a legal or social service agency.

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