Break the Cycle

Office Hours (9am-5pm, M-F)
Break the Cycle receives referrals from SAFE, conduct weekly intake at the DV Intake Center at DC Superior Court, and monthly intake at Whitman Walker's Youth Center in Southeast DC
PO Box 66165, Washington DC, 20035

States where the organization has representation or a license to practice law

  • Washington, D.C.


We provide direct legal services to 12-24 year olds in Washington DC who are survivors of dating violence, sexual assault or stalking. CPOs and related family law matters, Title IX, criminal justice system and victims services advocacy. We also engage in national and local policy advocacy around dating violence and provide TA nationally to young people and adults working to end dating violence and create healthy relationships.
Break the Cycle has representation or a license to practice law in DC.

Location(s) of the organization

  • Washington, D.C.

Type of Organization

  • Interpretation Services
  • Legal Services
  • Policy Advocacy: National
  • Policy Advocacy: State

Specialized Competency

  • Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Target Populations and Restrictions

Populations Served


Language Capabilites


Target Populations


  • Serve all genders


  • Serve all genders

Service Restrictions

Age Restrictions: We serve youth ages 12-24. We serve adults up to age 24.

Direct Victim Services

Legal Services

  • Criminal justice support/advocacy
  • Victim advocacy (includes vacating convictions, crime victim's rights and services, & explanation of legal rights and protections)


  • Volunteers
  • Paid internships
  • Unpaid internships

Other Services

Other Legal Services: CPOs, family law, Title IX