By Sierra Blanchard-Hodge
The DC Pro Bono Week tour of DC Superior Court focused on domestic violence and resources for crime victims. The tour was led by Rachel Kohler of the Network of Victim Recovery of DC and Paige Allmendinger of DC SAFE. NVRDC and DC SAFE offer counseling, child protective service advocacy, litigation, and many other timely resources to ensure that victims have the resources they need to move forward.
This site visit featured a tour of the domestic-violence and crime-victim offices in DC Superior Court, offered step-by-step explanations of how cases flow through the courts, and discussed some common obstacles in this line of work. The tour concluded with information on how to get involved with domestic violence and victims of crimes in the DC Court system.