These organizations provide assistance, support, information and advocacy to individuals and providers involved in probation services in your area. To find local, state and national organizations focusing on criminal justice, please browse the list below. You also can search our nationwide database of support groups below.

Coalition for the Homeless
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Works to assist individuals and families in the District of Columbia who have become homeless to fulfill their potential for economic self-sufficiency.

Community of Hope
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Provides a range of programs - from healthcare to housing with supportive services and programs promoting strong families – to help underserved residents create stable lives for themselves and promising futures for their children.

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of the District of Columbia
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Seeks to promote court appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused and neglected child in the D.C. foster care system can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive.

D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence
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Seeks to build a community where domestic violence is replaced with human dignity. They advance our mission through advocacy, community education, public policy, technical assistance and training, resource sharing and research.

D.C. Rape Crisis Center
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Dedicated to creating a world free of sexual violence. The Center works for social change through community outreach, education, and legal and public policy initiatives. It helps survivors and their families heal from the aftermath of sexual violence through crisis intervention, counseling and advocacy.

DBSA National Capital Area
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A non-profit organization which offers support groups, educational programs & literature, and special events for people who are living with mood disorders (Depression and Bipolar Disorder).

Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project
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Provides a stronger voice for justice by fighting to overturn unjust trial court outcomes, advancing legal protections for victims of domestic violence and their children through expert appellate advocacy, training lawyers, psychologists and judges on best practices, and spearheading domestic violence litigation in the Supreme Court.

East River Family Strengthening Collaborative
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Seeks to empower families, youth, seniors and communities to become more self-sufficient through integrated and collaborative community based services.

Employment Justice Center
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Working to secure, protect and promote workplace justice in the D.C. metro area.

Good Samaritan Advocates
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A faith-based legal aid organization providing no cost legal services to low-income individuals in greater Washington, D.C.

Healthy Families/Thriving Communities Collaborative Council
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Seeks to improve family functioning, increase neighborhood capacity building, and simultaneously elevate issues to a public policy level to effect positive change.

My Sister’s Place
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Provides safe and confidential emergency shelter and transitional-to-permanent housing to battered women and their children as well as supportive programs, counseling, education and advocacy to all survivors of domestic violence.

NAMI D.C.
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Established in 1981 as D.C. Threshold, NAMI D.C. has been serving the families of persons with mental illness in the nation's capital for over a quarter century.

Neighborhood Legal Services Program
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A non-profit law firm that provides free legal information, advice and representation to low-income District of Columbia residents. They are committed to equal access to justice for all members of our community.

Rebuilding Reentry
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A network of governmental, non-governmental agencies, and grassroots, citizen-led movements. Each member is committed to improving outcomes for women and men with arrest and conviction records in the Washington, D.C. region.

SafeShores - The D.C. Children’s Advocacy Center
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A direct service non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and working directly with child victims of sexual and physical abuse in the District of Columbia.

American Bar Association
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With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

    Center on Children and the Law
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    From modest origins as a small legal resource center focusing exclusively on child abuse and neglect issues, the Center has grown into a full-service technical assistance, training, and research program addressing a broad spectrum of law and court-related topics affecting children.

    Commission on Domestic Violence
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    Provides individualized support to attorneys representing victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking that includes research assistance, sample practice tools, model pleadings, and access to experts in the field. Commission members, Liaisons and Commission staff include national experts in many areas of domestic violence and the law.

    Commission on Law and Aging
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    Works to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of elders. It carries out this mission through research, policy development, technical assistance, advocacy, education, and training.

National Crime Victim Bar Association
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Provides technical support to attorneys representing crime victims in civil actions, refers crime victims to lawyers in their local area, and works to increase general awareness about the availability of civil remedies for victims of crime.

National Crime Victim Law Institute
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A non-profit research and educational organization at Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon. NCVLI is the only national organization in the country working to assert victims’ rights in criminal trial courts.

National Legal Aid and Defender Association
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NLADA is the nation's leading advocate for front-line attorneys and other equal justice professionals – those who make a difference in the lives of low-income clients and their families and communities.

Network Of Victims Assistance
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Works to advance victims' rights through public policy efforts on the federal, state, and local levels. Through the promotion of education and awareness about the rights and needs of crime victims, the organization works to improve services for victims to assist in their emotional, financial, and physical recovery.

Recovery International
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Uses the cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system developed by Abraham Low, MD, to help individuals gain skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives.

 
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