FVAP is the only nonprofit organization in California dedicated to helping domestic violence survivors and their children by appealing dangerous trial court decisions on their behalf, for free. Click here to learn more.
"Such an important project that helps us look at longer-term, sustained change."
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Annual Conference Attendee
"If FVAP had existed when I was a child and my mom had been able to appeal our case, my brothers and I could have been spared years of abuse."
Childhood domestic violence survivor
"Just knowing that we have someone to call when our clients are in this desperate situation is incredible. Before, we could not do anything."
Erin Scott, Family Violence Law Center, Oakland
Join the movement to end domestic violence in California.
When those in power try to silence, discredit, and victim-blame survivors of violence and abuse, FVAP is there to level the playing field. Support FVAP, and you empower California abuse survivors to get the safety and justice they deserve.
FVAP's landmark statewide survey of CA domestic violence service providers reveals the top legal problems facing survivors in civil courts across California, as well as the worst problems facing survivors in each region of the state.
Click here to view the full survey report.
"This report is so fabulous, and exactly the kind of work that FVAP is uniquely poised to do." - Minouche Kandel, Women’s Policy Director, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women
March 3, 2017
The State Bar of California has included FVAP's 2016 Survey Report in its official packet of "Family Law Essentials" training materials, which will be presented to attorneys across the state during the Bar's 2017 Family Law Essentials program.
Our groundbreaking survey was the first of its kind to poll domestic violence service providers about the top legal challenges survivors face in civil courts in each region of California, and statewide. We are thrilled that family law attorneys across the state will be trained on these issues, and honored that our report could be used for this important program.
March 23, 2017
FVAP is mentioned in today's Mercury News, in the column "Why California should boost legal aid funding," co-authored by Legal Aid Association of California Executive Director Salena Copeland and California State Senator Bob Wieckowski. The article highlights FVAP's legacy of setting binding legal precedent through published opinions that have helped thousands of domestic violence survivors statewide, and recognizes the dire importance of California's legal aid nonprofits.
March 14, 2017
The latest issue of Family Law News, a magazine published by the State Bar of California, prominently features an article by FVAP Legal Director Nancy K.D. Lemon and FVAP Director of Programs Jennafer Dorfman Wagner, "Family Violence Appellate Project Finds Many Family Law Judicial Officers Fail to Respond Appropriately in Domestic Violence Cases." Read it here.
February 16, 2017
We're thrilled to welcome 3 new outstanding additions to the FVAP team! Cathy Ongiri and Anya Emerson join us as Staff Attorneys, and Meg Bay is our new Office Manager.
Read all about them here.
January 9, 2017
Today we launched our new on-demand training portal, which features online training videos for attorneys and domestic violence advocates statewide. We created this training portal in response to a large number of requests for FVAP’s guidance in family law and appellate issues. Access is free for nonprofit and legal aid employees; members of CPEDV and LAAC; and private attorneys in representing abuse survivors pro bono. MCLE credit is available for California attorneys. Check it out here.
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