FVAP’s mission is grounded in the awareness that gender and racial oppression intersect to deprive survivors of the basic human right of a life free from abuse. FVAP has a strong set of core programs designed to help survivors of domestic violence obtain justice from the legal system. We overturn dangerous court decisions, create systemic change, provide vital legal resources, and educate the next generation. Moreover, we prioritize the needs of survivors who experience the intersection of gender and racial oppression, and we intend to further deepen our commitment to centering principles of race equity in our work.
Recently, FVAP has hired an external consultant on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and has initiated a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Task Force amongst the staff and another amongst the Board of Directors.
More information will be forthcoming.