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The Incarcerated Gender Violence Survivors Initiative trains and mentors pro bono attorneys to provide direct representation to incarcerated survivors of gender-based violence. IGVSI pro bono attorneys assist survivors with complex legal matters, including:

  • Sentencing or resentencing under New York’s Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA)

  • Criminal defense representation and appeals

  • Parole preparation

  • Clemency


IGVSI pro bono cases are ideal for litigation and transactional attorneys.

If you would like to discuss ways in which your law firm, in-house legal department, or law school can partner with IGVSI to provide pro bono legal services to our clients, please contact Ross Kramer at

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