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California Domestic Violence Law Compendium 2018

Publication Family Violence Appellate Project California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

Every year, the Partnership and Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP) provide an updated list, with descriptions, of the most relevant California laws affecting DV survivors and their families–including statutes, constitutional provisions, resolutions, and rules of court. The list is compiled into a document called a Compendium of DV Laws, and is published for free here on the Partnership’s website and FVAP’s website.  Please note the document is only informational and is not legal advice. This year, FVAP and its volunteers took some extra time to not only update the compendium with newly enacted laws in 2017 and 2018, but also to cite-check the entire list to ensure numbers and descriptions were correct, and laws were still in effect as described. For any questions, please feel free to contact FVAP at