Published: October, 2018| Cassandra Allison, JD

The Family Violence Appellate Project (“FVAP”) is the first non-profit organization in California dedicated to providing legal representation and support to survivors of intimate partner violence at the appellate level. Founded in 2012 by two Berkeley Law students, FVAP aims to break the intergenerational cycle of domestic abuse by creating a powerful body of case law that supports California’s strong and well-crafted domestic violence statutes. This article explores the methods FVAP employs to assist as many survivors as possible, and ultimately to change the legal landscape for all survivors of domestic violence.