The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women (NCDBW) was founded in 1987 to work for justice for victims of battering charged with crimes where a history of abuse is relevant to their legal claim or defense.
As a resource and advocacy center for victims of battering charged with crimes related to their experiences of battering, the National Clearinghouse works to increase justice for — and prevent further victimization of — arrested, convicted, and/or incarcerated battered victims throughout the United States.
This website has been funded by a number of different sources including by Grant No. 2008-TA-AX-K033 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/ program/ exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
New address and phone number
effective June 1, 2019:
990 Spring Garden Street, Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA 19123
or 800/903-0111 x 3 (toll free)