Our Projects

Publications

The Commission offers a variety of publications to assist attorneys in representing victims of domestic and sexual violence.

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The Hague Domestic Violence Project

The Hague Domestic Violence Project was formed to help battered mothers, attorneys, judges, and advocates incorporate child exposure to domestic violence as a defense to prevent the otherwise required return of the child to her or his home country, and to a potentially abusive parent. The project continues its work through the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, offering national training and technical assistance on Hague Convention cases where domestic violence is an issue.

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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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LGBTQI+ Legal Access Project

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

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