Hosted by Sanctuary's Pro Bono Council (PBC), the Above & Beyond Pro Bono Achievement Awards and Benefit honors members of the legal community who have gone “above and beyond” by providing outstanding pro bono representation and advocacy to victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence.
For more information on this year's virtual event being held on October 29th, click here.
The funds raised from this event will support Sanctuary's Legal Center, and allow survivors of gender violence to receive the tools they need to build safe and independent lives for their families.
The PBC engages committed professionals in the service of our mission to provide safety and support for victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking, and their children.
About Sanctuary for Families
Sanctuary for Families is the leading nonprofit in New York State dedicated exclusively to serving survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence, and their children. Annually, Sanctuary empowers more than 10,000 adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through legal and clinical services, economic empowerment, and shelter.
With 79 legal services staff comprised of attorneys, legal and support staff, Sanctuary has the largest legal center in the country dedicated exclusively to survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking. Working with over 1,000 pro bono attorneys, we provide legal representation to nearly 6,500 clients each year, with positive outcomes in family and matrimonial law, immigration, public benefits, and other specialty areas.