Virginia Poverty Law Center uses advocacy, education, and litigation to break down systemic barriers that keep low-income Virginians in the cycle of poverty.

Since 1978, we’ve been a source of information on poverty law issues. From new lawyer training to educational outreach to leadership on advocacy issues, we ensure that low-income Virginians’ voices are heard by our legal system.


Through our team and our Legal Aid program partners we help Virginians understand and express their rights in areas such as domestic and sexual violence law, elder law, housing law, family law, public benefits and consumer law.