Our Projects

The POWER Act Toolkit

This toolkit offers free resources from the ABA for implementing the federal Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent Act of 2018 (POWER Act), focused on helping victims of domestic, dating, sexual, and stalking violence gain access to critical pro bono legal services. The POWER Act authorizes the chief judge in each federal judicial district to host at least one public event annually to promote free legal services for survivors of these types of gender-based violence.

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Survivor Reentry Project

With the support of the Office for Victims of Crime at the Department of Justice, the ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence has launched the Survivor Reentry Project (SRP). SRP provides national training and technical assistance for attorneys working with survivors of human trafficking who have been convicted of a crime as a result of their victimization.

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LGBT+ Legal Access Project

The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence’s LGBT+ Legal Access Project provides individualized support, training, and technical assistance to address domestic and sexual violence in LGBT+ communities.

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Listservs

The ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence hosts 6 listservs. American Bar Association membership is not a prerequisite for membership in any listserv, nor does membership on its own qualify one for admission to a listserv.

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Commission Policy

The Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence works to further national and ABA policy on behalf of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and/or stalking.

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Pleadings Database

We have developed this database of pleadings and other documents to serve as a resource for attorneys representing survivors of domestic and sexual violence in family law matters.

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