Justice & Diversity Center Collaborates with One Billion Rising to Serve Survivors of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault at Legal Clinic

On March 1, the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Legal Services Program held a free legal clinic for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault as part of One Billion Rising, a global movement calling for an end to violence against women and girls.

JDC collaborated on the clinic with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and San Francisco Department on the Status of Women. The theme for One Billion Rising this year was “One Billion Rising for Justice,” and at the clinic, attorneys helped survivors with issues such as restraining orders, custody, child support, immigration and housing.

Volunteers from JDC; the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, Department on the Status of Women and Department of Child Support Services; Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach; Bay Area Legal Aid; Catholic Charities CYO; Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic; and Employment Law Center

Volunteers from JDC; the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, Department on the Status of Women and Department of Child Support Services; Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach; Bay Area Legal Aid; Catholic Charities CYO; Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic; and Employment Law Center

JDC thanks the 39 volunteers who staffed the clinic, including law students from UC Hastings, a representative from the San Francisco Department of Child Support Services, volunteer attorneys, and attorneys from Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, Bay Area Legal Aid, Catholic Charities CYO, Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic and Employment Law Center.

For more information on JDC Legal Services Program, visit www.sfbar.org/jdc or email probono@sfbar.org.