According to the American Bar Association's Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, 23.6% of women and 11.5% of men reported at least one lifetime episode of intimate-partner violence. Research has shown that one of the key components in reducing domestic violence is ensuring that victims have access to civil legal services. The ABA provides training for lawyers providing pro bono legal services to victims of domestic violence, provides resources to legal aid clinics, and lobbies Congress and state legislatures for anti-domestic violence laws, like the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). If you need help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).