Domestic Violence Action Center
The members of the Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) recognize that domestic violence is a pervasive and ongoing threat to the lives of many women and children. DVAC is a student-run organization that provides advocacy and assistance to survivors of domestic violence. DVAC works with supervising attorneys at Sanctuary for Families (SFF) to provide orders of protection (Courtroom Advocates Program), uncontested divorces (Uncontested Divorce Project), and public benefits advocacy ( Public Benefits Initiative). Students also provide online legal information and support through Womenslaw.org. In addition to providing legal advocacy, law students also participate in educational and community service activities.
DVAC is run by a student Board of Directors. Our office is located in Fordham's Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC). DVAC enjoys both administrative and financial support from the Law School.
2021-2022 Board Members
Alex Forgione, Senior CAP Coordinator
Rebecca Rychik ,Senior CAP Coordinator
Phoebe Huth, Womenslaw Coordinator/Junior CAP Coordinator
Shayna Michalowski, UDP Coordinator
Zoe Kalos, Outreach/Communications
Grace Rawlins, PBI Coordinator
Anisa Rahaman, PBI Coordinator
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