Become a DOVE Project volunteer and make a difference for victims of domestic violence and/or stalking in your community.

The DOVE Project 603-715-3230 DOVE provides the training and support you need to provide representation for clients at:

• final Domestic Violence Restraining Order hearings under NH RSA 173-B, “Protection of Persons from Domestic Violence.”
• final Stalking Restraining Order hearings under NH RSA 633:3-a, “Stalking.”

DOVE partners with New Hampshire crisis service agencies whose advocates link victims with local DOVE attorneys. Advocates provide an array of client services, including emotional support at final restraining order hearings.

In addition, DOVE provides free interpreter services to limited English proficiency clients and prospective clients.

The Need for Attorneys

Helping Victims Secure Protective Orders Domestic Violence and Stalking

Each year thousands of NH victims of domestic violence and stalking seek protection for themselves and their children through family courts. Nearly 90% do so without the support of legal counsel.

You have the license and privilege to reverse this trend.

Your time commitment will be limited:

Up to four hours for simpler DOVE cases and eight to 20 hours for more complex cases; and six to 12 hours for most stalking matters.

Support for DOVE

The Domestic Violence Emergency Project — DOVE — is an initiative of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Pro Bono Referral Program, which offers attorneys volunteer opportunities
to help low-income people with their legal needs. Grant funding is essential to the success of DOVE, providing support for project
operations, including the recruitment, training and coordination of DOVE volunteers.

 

Protection Against Domestic Violence

This project is supported by Grant No. 2017WO95 awarded by the Violence Against Women Grants Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. In addition to VAWA, the DOVE Project receives support through the New Hampshire Bar Foundation.

Protection Against Stalking

This project is supported by Award No. 2015-VA-GX-0007 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs and administered through the New Hampshire Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. In addition to VOCA, the DOVE Project receives support through the New Hampshire Bar Foundation.

DOVE Project Coordinator

For more information about joining the DOVE Project, attorneys should call, write or e-mail:

Pam Dodge                    
DOVE Project Coordinator
NH Bar Association
2 Pillsbury Street
Suite 300
Concord NH 03301
603-715-3230
Email 

Angelika R. Wilson, Esq.
Assistant Dove Project Coordinator
NH Bar Association
2 Pillsbury Street
Suite 300
Concord NH 03301
603-751-3239
Email