Restoration and Justice Clinic Dedicated to Combating Domestic Violence
October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Pepperdine Law students enrolled in the Restoration and Justice Clinic are dedicated to combating domestic violence.
From the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence:
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the "Day of Unity" held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to a range of activities conducted at the local, state, and national level.
Third year students David Barney and Katie Gonzales were able to conduct a trial at the Santa Monica courthouse and obtain a 5-year domestic violence restraining order for their client.