"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
"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
July 23, 2014
The winning streak continues! The Fourth District Court of Appeal agrees with FVAP that survivors of domestic violence need not prove who was the "primary aggressor" to obtain a restraining order. Read the opinion here.
July 10, 2014
Another Legal Victory! The First District Court of Appeal agrees with Bay Area Legal Aid, with FVAP as amicus counsel, that parents can seek restraining orders based on abuse against their children. Read the opinion here.
July 8, 2014
Battle of the Bands: Banding Together to End Domestic Violence Los Angeles was a huge success! We raised over $114,000 to help survivors of domestic violence and their children. Thank you to all our sponsors and the amazingly talented bands that played at the event!
July 1, 2014
FVAP wins another case! Sixth District Court of Appeal upholds the trial court's restraining order issued to our client, agreeing that she need not prove a likelihood of future abuse. Read the published opinion here.
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