updates and News

November 17, 2021

New DV LEAP Training Series

DV LEAP is excited to launch a new training series. Managing Attorney Lizzy Vogel will lead the following four trainings.
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November 9, 2021

Inaugural Run for Survivors

Join DV LEAP for our inaugural Run for Survivors. Sign up today to support our services for survivors of domestic violence!
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November 9, 2021

Announcement From Executive Director Lee Ann De Reus

It is with deep gratitude and appreciation for everyone at DV LEAP that I announce my departure from the organization.
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September 18, 2021

Why DV LEAF?

Why is DV LEAP planting trees? Why are we interested in the intersection of climate change and domestic violence? Click here to read why from our Legal Director.
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September 13, 2021

Self-Care Series: Overcoming Negative Self-Talk

Click here to learn about what self-talk is and ways to overcome negative self-talk.
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March 17, 2021

‘A Dangerous Trajectory’: When Domestic Violence & Climate Change Converge

The mid-February winter weather in Texas displaced hundreds of survivors. Read more about the burden survivors will face as the climate crisis worsens.
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February 25, 2021

New Test for CPO Extensions Means More Barriers for Survivors

Find out how the new test for CPO extensions in Washington, DC significantly impedes a survivor's ability to obtain an extension.
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October 28, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 for DV LEAP, Survivors & Courts Across America

How is COVID-19 impacting DV LEAP? Click here to read about the specific impacts COVID-19 has had on DV LEAP, the Courts and Survivors across America.
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October 28, 2020

Publication of Court Opinions: Why It Matters to Survivors

Click here to read more about why Appellate Courts publishing an opinion is important to survivors and for changing the system.
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June 4, 2020

DV LEAP Stands in Solidarity with the Black Community

The DV LEAP staff shares our nation’s despair over the systemic racism laid bare by the recent murders in the black community. Read our full statement here.
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May 26, 2020

The Colorado Court of Appeals Denies Amicus Brief

In a recent decision by the Colorado Court of Appeals, DV LEAP's amicus brief in support of a survivor mom was denied. Click here to read more.
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May 26, 2020

Victory for Survivor Mom in New York! Thank You Freshfields!

DV LEAP and Freshfields attorneys achieved a legal victory for a survivor mom who was fighting for the custody of her children.
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May 26, 2020

An Ongoing Issue in Courts Across America: Litigation Abuse

Click here to read about the research our intern Magdalena D'Aiuto conducted in regards to an on-going issue that DV LEAP sees in the courts: Litigation Abuse.
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April 6, 2020

DV LEAP is Proud to Support Survivors Across States and Borders

DV LEAP recently filed its final brief on behalf of a survivor in an appeal spanning North Carolina, Georgia and Canada as co-counsel with pro bono firm Katten.
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April 6, 2020

DV LEAP Proudly Files its First Brief in the state of Mississippi!

DV LEAP is proud to expand its appellate support of family abuse survivors to include Mississippi, our 22nd state, where we recently filed an amicus brief.
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April 6, 2020

Jones Day Pro Bono Team’s Relentless Fight for Justice

One of our superstar pro bono teams at Jones Day has once again gone above and beyond in its advocacy on behalf of family violence survivors.
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February 24, 2020

Massachusetts Highest Court Issues Strong Domestic Violence Ruling

In a recent opinion from its highest court, MA unequivocally confirmed that domestic violence must always be considered in custody cases.
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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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