updates and News

December 13, 2019

Want to be More Connected to DV LEAP? Join the Advocacy Council!

Interested in professional development? Want Board experience? Looking for a way to get more involved with DV LEAP? Consider joining our Advocacy Council!
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August 23, 2019

Important: Founder and Legal Director Joan Meier Stepping Down

With gratitude and honor, we announce that, as of September 1, 2019, and after 16 years of leadership at DV LEAP, Joan Meier will be stepping down.
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July 16, 2019

Collective Memo of Concern to: WHO about "Parental Alienation"

The World Health Organization is considering the addition of “parental alienation” (PA) as a “caregiver-child relationship problem” in ICD-11.
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June 20, 2019

DV LEAP And 16 Other Non-Profits File A Groundbreaking Brief!

With the help of Freshfields attorneys, DV LEAP along with 16 other non-profits were able to file a groundbreaking brief with the NY Court of Appeals.
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June 20, 2019

A DV LEAP Client Has Been Granted Cert In Front Of SCOTUS!

Thanks to the excellent advocacy of our pro-bono partners at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, a DV LEAP client has been granted certiorari from SCOTUS.
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April 1, 2019

Latest Appeals Case Update: Thank you, Pillsbury For All Your Help!

DV LEAP is delighted to announce a favorable outcome on appeal in another international parental abduction case in which the mother fled an abusive father.
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March 13, 2019

The Reason Why Our Work is Important: A DV LEAP Client Story

Click here to read the story of one of our clients. This case will be going to oral argument - giving us a chance to bring justice.
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March 11, 2019

DV LEAP's Legal Director, Joan Meier, featured in Reveal News Episode

Click here to listen to the latest Reveal News episode, Bitter Custody, which focuses on family courts and "parental alienation."
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February 19, 2019

Actress and Advocate Abigail Spencer becomes DV LEAP's Ambassador

DV LEAP today announced Actress and Advocate Abigail Spencer as their first-ever Goodwill Ambassador. Click here to learn more.
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February 4, 2019

DV LEAP joins the Victim Legal Network of DC (VLNDC)

This network is way for DV LEAP to help even more clients in Washington, DC as well as support other local legal service providers.
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