The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) is dedicated to providing survivors of domestic violence and their children with the support and advocacy necessary to achieve freedom from the abuse and violence in their lives. Our mission demands a holistic approach in addressing the obstacles faced by our clients.
"I finally feel like I'm in control again, because I have people on my side who listen. I'm finally on my way to getting my life back." — DVP Client
Our dedicated and compassionate team of attorneys and clinicians work collaboratively to address the difficulties faced by our clients and their children by fully assessing each individual's clinical and legal needs. Our clients do not present with solely one issue. It is customary that the decision to leave is fraught with danger and uncertainty. We understand this. We provide hotline assistance (718.875.5062) to victims of domestic violence where their concerns are heard and addressed.
DVP's work incorporates a philosophy of collaboration. We believe in concerted efforts on all fronts: governmental, law enforcement and at the grass-roots level involving smaller community based organizations will provide the greatest impact. Collaboration provides for greater long-term societal change which in turn ensures greater safety and success for our clients and their children.
"While criminal prosecutions may not be the preferred option for many victims, civil legal assistance can often pave the way to greater safety, security and stability. Prosecutors, thanks to Urban Justice, have been able to make referrals in a thoroughly seamless fashion." — Assistant District Attorney Wanda Lucibello, Chief of Special Victims of the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office
Our model of in-house collaboration between the legal and clinical disciplines allow us to address our client's needs. In addressing those needs, we further ensure that the client's safety and that of his or her children is met. We provide assistance to all victims of domestic violence irrespective of gender. We provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services to victims of domestic violence.
When a client feels supported, s/he is able to move forward and transition to a life without violence and with dignity.
The Domestic Violence Project is active on social media. To stay in touch, please like us on Facebook (DomesticViolenceProject) and follow us on Twitter (@UrbanJusticeDVP). Like, share, and promote our posts and tweets to help us put the word out about our services.
News and Events
Verizon Foundation Grant Awarded to DVP
DVP was recently awarded a $50,000 donation from the Verizon Foundation to continue our work providing domestic violence victims with support services.
DVP S.T.A.R.T Financial Empowerment Program
The purpose of the S.T.A.R.T. (Safe Transformation and Renewal
Together) Financial Empowerment Program is to engage, educate and
empower adults ages 18 and over who are victims of domestic violence
to be more marketable individuals in the New York City Workforce by
fostering financial independence via free ESL Classes, Career
Counseling, and Financial Literacy.
S.T.A.R.T. Info Flyer
S.T.A.R.T. Job Readiness Referral form