Domestic Violence Law
Domestic violence law focuses on areas of family and partner abuse. Domestic violence lawyers spend their careers either in direct service helping clients affected by domestic violence or in policy helping write legislation and regulations that advocate on behalf of abused persons. Though domestic violence work has traditionally occurred in the U.S. legal system, a growing number of lawyers are focusing on preventing domestic violence around the world. DV lawyers typically work in nonprofit groups or in the government with the Department of Justice or state Attorney General's offices.
- ABA Commission on Domestic Violence links to organizations and resources related to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and trafficking.
- Feminist.com: National Organizations and Clearinghouses on Violence Against Women includes list of policy/advocacy and direct service organizations.
- HG.org: Domestic Violence Law provides a basic overview of the practice area as well as useful links to educational resources and selected employers.
- National Network to End Domestic Violence List of National Organizations
- U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women includes links to national advocacy groups and information on other VAWA initiatives.
- Women's Law.org is a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, includes volunteer opportunities and job openings.