| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

DC Volunteer Lawyers Project

  • Location:
    5335 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 440
    Washington, DC 20015
  • Phone:
    (202) 425-7573
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls, Website,
  • Appointments accepted:

The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project provides comprehensive legal services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of gender-based violence, as well as vulnerable children living in dangerous situations. Our immigration practice represents clients on Asylum, VAWA, U Visa, T Visa, SIJS, EAD, and Adjustment of Status cases. We are also able to assist survivors with CPO, custody, and divorce cases.

Counties served: District of Columbia

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Asylum applications, Employment authorization, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court
Non-legal services: Referrals to other services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
Languages spoken: Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No


Volunteer Coordinator
Joy Castro-Wehr
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