Monday December 6, 2010
BC Gov't News
Domestic Violence Plan Complete
Ministry of Public Safety reviews Family Relations Act
Submitted by Gov't of BC
he Province has completed and implemented its Domestic Violence Action Plan providing greater integration, co-ordination, collaboration and training among service providers to better meet the needs of families, women and children in B.C.
The action plan is government’s response to recommendations from the Lee/Park coroner’s inquest and the Representative for Children and Youth’s report on the death of Christian Lee.
Through its work on the action plan the Province has:
Established the new Capital Regional District Domestic Violence Unit.
Reviewed and updated the Violence Against Women in Relationships (VAWIR) policy.
Selected B-SAFER as the standardized provincial risk-assessment tool for police to use in highest-risk domestic violence cases.
Updated and published the Best Practices Approaches: Child Protection and Violence Against Women.
Launched the new domestic violence website that brings together all of the Province’s information related to domestic violence.
Started a comprehensive review of the Family Relations Act.
Standardized bail conditions to help ensure more consistent and enforceable release conditions are imposed on offenders – particularly those deemed to be highest risk.
To view the action plan, go to:
To view the updated VAWIR policy, go to:
For more information on preventing violence against women and where to get help, visit the new provincial website: http://www.domesticviolencebc.ca
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