Our main program ensures domestic violence laws keep survivors and children safe, by: representing survivors in appeals for free; filing amicus (friend-of- the-
court) briefs in cases of statewide importance; and requesting publication of unpublished cases to create binding legal precedent that benefits survivors in California and Washington state.
We provide free training, legal support and technical assistance to shelters, domestic violence advocates, and attorneys representing survivors in trial court, including self-help legal tools and online training videos. This program bridges domestic violence and legal communities by training court personnel and attorneys on domestic violence issues, while training advocates on legal issues.
We provide free on-call legal assistance and trainings to domestic violence advocates and attorneys representing survivors with employment and housing issues in California. The Housing & Employment Justice program bridges the gap between legal service providers and domestic violence advocates who are assisting survivors to secure and maintain safe housing and employment.
FVAP was co-founded by law students. We know students and young attorneys have the power and creativity to create real, systems-level change. We consistently work to cultivate the next generation of passionate domestic violence advocates.