Meet Robyn Dunlap, who has joined the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) to work on the newly formed San Francisco Victim Advocacy Coalition (SFVAC). SFVAC is a grant-funded collaborative led by JDC, in partnership with the Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic, San Francisco Women Against Rape, and W.O.M.A.N., Inc.
As part of SFVAC’s commitment to holistic services for survivors of sexual abuse and assault, domestic violence, and stalking, Robyn provides brief services, advice, and legal representation to survivors in San Francisco’s Family Court. In addition, JDC’s partners in SFVAC represent survivors in Title IX cases on campus, accompany them to court to provide emotional support, and provide ongoing counseling services, therapy, and a 24-hour crisis line.
Robyn’s career has been devoted to representing survivors. She started working as a rape counselor during college at California State University, Sacramento. While attending law school at Whittier, she interned with the Orange County District Attorney’s sexual assault division. After law school, Robyn worked for the Sexual Assault Legal Institute in Silver Spring, Maryland, and continued representing sexual assault survivors after entering private practice.
Robyn lives in Half Moon Bay in a bustling household with three young children, two dogs, one cat, and four chickens. When she’s not too busy with work or household duties, Robyn tries to find time for her passion—trapeze work.