National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

The Clearinghouse assists defense teams on cases involving domestic violence survivors charged with crimes related to their abuse. They do not provide direct legal representation or advice or any social services, but rather provides information and resources to defense teams at any stage of the legal process in an effort to increase the likelihood of a better – and more just – outcome. A very small nonprofit organization, they do what they can to answer requests for assistance promptly, but responding to letters may take a long time, so it's best to call. They accept collect calls from incarcerated victims of battery, and have Spanish-speakers on staff (personas que hablan español en el personal).

Spanish Resources Available
Phone Number: 
215-351-0010 (for collect calls), or 800-903-0111 x3
Email Address: 
ncdbw@ncdbw.org