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Arati Vasan

Arati Vasan is a Senior Managing Attorney at Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP), where she manages the training, technical assistance and law student programs, and represents clients on appeal.  Arati provided full scope trial court representation for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in the Bay Area for nine years prior to joining FVAP including for Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO) and Bay Area Legal Aid.  Her work has focused on trauma-specific client representation, cultural responsiveness and language access and justice for survivors.  Arati also co-chaired the San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium for three years.  She has been a national faculty trainer for the Vera Institute on Justice and a consultant for Casa de Esperanza.  She received her Domestic Violence Counselor certification through Asian Women’s Shelter in 2009.  Arati has been a volunteer with Narika, a domestic violence agency for South Asian survivors since 2008.