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Safe Horizon: Domestic Violence Law Project

Who We Are

The Domestic Violence Law Project ("DVLP") was established by Safe Horizon in 1991. Since its inception, DVLP has provided high-quality legal advocacy and representation to thousands of low-income and indigent victims of domestic violence in family justice proceedings such as order of protection, custody, support, and divorce proceedings; DVLP also advocates for clients within the criminal justice system. DVLP operates a legal intake line that provides information, referrals, and assistance to victims of domestic violence. DVLP attorneys receive referrals for representation from the citywide domestic violence hotline, district attorneys, family court and integrated domestic violence court judges and from community groups throughout the five boroughs.

How to Get Help

At this time we are offering remote services. Visit our website or call our hotline Monday through Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at (718) 834-7430 ext. 1101. Safe Horizon checks the hotline daily.

Who We Serve

  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • New York City (all 5 NYC boroughs)
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

Interpreters can be provided for many languages.

Income Guidelines

Up to 200% of the federal poverty guideline for the family law unit.

Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
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Eligibility Restrictions

For help, you must be experiencing domestic violence.

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
Description of Services

Legal Information and Referrals.

DVLP operates an uncontested divorce clinic each month. Please call our legal helpline below to see if you qualify for our uncontested divorce clinic.

Emergency Instructions

What is an Emergency? Threatened arrest or deprivation of child custody relocation.

Call (718) 834-7430 ext. 1101 or (800) 621-HOPE (4673).

General Contact Information

Safe Horizon: Domestic Violence Law Project
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 834-7430 ext. 10
(718) 522-6522
Read this in:
Spanish / Español
Last Review and Update: May 04, 2020

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