80% of inMotion's clients are victims
of domestic violence
Every day, thousands of women throughout New York City fear going to work because they don’t have an order of protection to prevent their abusive partners from stalking them. They fear for the safety and well-being of their sons and daughters who are affected, often directly, by the violence that the family experiences at home. These same mothers worry about how they will pay for food and clothing without the child support they deserve. Many are forced to move with their children into shelters because their batterers have made it impossible—life-threatening—to remain in their homes. Undocumented mothers are terrified that they will be deported and never see their children again because their batterers prevent them from gaining legal residency. Without money for life's basic necessities, hiring an attorney is not an option.
Over the past year, inMotion helped 2,051 women access justice and protect their families from abuse. Our volunteer attorneys donated over 74,000 hours of their time, services valued at more than $24 million, to help battered women reclaim their lives from abuse and provide safe and secure homes for their children.
What is domestic violence?
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive or threatening behavior used by one person against an intimate partner or family member to gain power and control over the victim.
Move your mouse over the graphic below to learn more about different forms of domestic abuse and the tactics batterers commonly use.