"The niche in social advocacy that we can build on here is huge."
Dean Christopher Edley, Immediate Past Dean, UC Berkeley School of Law
"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
Join us for the hottest events of the summer!
FVAP's Second Annual Battle of the Bands: Banding Together to End Domestic Violence is coming soon!
San Francisco June 19 Los Angeles July 8
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"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
"Such an important project that helps us look at longer term sustained change."
Attendee at California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Annual Conference
February 6, 2014
FVAP secures publication of important decision. The Court of Appeal granted FVAP's request to publish a case that rejected a mutual restraining order against a victim of domestic violence because she was not the primary aggressor. Publication means the case is binding precedent on all courts in California. Read the opinion here.
January 31, 2014
FVAP wins first appeal! The Fourth District California Court of Appeal agreed with FVAP that trial courts may award spousal support to survivors of domestic violence before holding a hearing on whether domestic violence occurred. This ruling will help survivors all over California escape abusive relationships instead of being trapped in dangerous environments. Read the opinion here.
December 20, 2013
FVAP files an appellate brief on behalf of a woman who rightfully received a restraining order from the trial court after months of harassment, stalking, and physical abuse, but whose abuser appealed the restraining order. Defending survivors of domestic violence in appeals helps to maintain the protections afforded to them by the trial courts, an important aspect of FVAP's work.
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