The Courtroom Advocates Project (CAP)
CAP engages private legal practitioners and law students in domestic violence work in the earliest stages of their careers. Through year-round trainings at law schools and major law firms, CAP enables law school students and law firm associates to advocate for domestic violence victims entering family court to obtain orders of protection.
When cases become contested, associates assume representation of the client under the close supervision of a senior staff attorney. CAP often initiates a career-long interest in domestic violence legal work among lawyers and students.
The Campus Advocates Project (CAP II)
The Campus Advocates Project (CAP II) provides legal consultation and representation to survivors of campus sexual or intimate partner violence. Services are offered to students considering the Title IX process, the criminal/ civil justice system, or seeking advice regarding their legal options.
Similar to the Courtroom Advocates Project, the Campus Advocates Project trains law students on the legal and non-legal options available to survivors, safety-planning, how prepare a survivor for whatever path to justice they choose, and available resources.
Once trained, law students are able to provide comprehensive, free, and trauma-informed legal representation for survivors, all while gaining important experience as lawyers-in-training.
The Family Law Project
Project attorneys represent survivors in obtaining orders of protection, child custody and visitation, and child support.
The Immigration Intervention Project (IIP)
Immigration status is often a barrier to families seeking to escape and overcome violence. IIP aims to aid gender violence survivors to prevail over these challenges by assisting them to secure and maintain lawful immigration status and obtain U.S. citizenship.
IIP attorneys assist with the full spectrum of immigration applications and defenses for which survivors and their families are eligible, including humanitarian waiver applications, Violence Against Women Act self-petitions, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases, U-Visas, T-Visas, asylum applications, and cancellation of removal. IIP takes pride in meeting the linguistic and cultural needs of the diverse body of clients we represent.
The Matrimonial/Economic Justice Project (EJP)
When leaving abuse, many survivors face economic instability as abusers often control family finances. EJP provides survivors of gender violence with legal representation to obtain divorce, child support, child custody, and other relief to which they are entitled. Staff experts in public benefits and housing rights ensure that families are stable in the short term, so that they can achieve independence and permanent freedom from violence in the long term.