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Claimant to Abuser Relationships

Claimant is (or was) in any of the following relationships with the abuser, even if they have not resided together Claimant resides (or has resided) with the abuser in any of the following relationships Conjugal / intimate Conjugal / intimate Dating Family Family Marriage / common law Marriage / common law Other Other Parenting


Positions Mandated

Alternative measures Assess risk of harm to victim Consider alternate sources of evidence Consider s. 718.2 of Criminal Code Determine reason for reluctance Information Judicial Interim Release Make use of victim impact statement Notify victim of outcome Opposed to diversion with exceptions Peace bond Proceed if reasonable likelihood of conviction and in public interest Prosecute breach of bail conditions Prosecution Provide information to victims on timely basis Seek protective conditions Seek protective conditions Sentencing Should not be used in lieu of prosecution Witness


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Types of Conduct Captured

Bodily harm Damage to property Deprivation of necessities of life Financial abuse Forced confinement Intimidation or fear for safety Psychological, mental or emotional abuse Sexual Abuse/Sexual Assault Stalking

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Remedies Available

Cause of action for stalking in tort Compensation Confidentiality Counseling or therapy Exclusive occupation of home Posting of bonds to secure compliance Prohibition against further family violence Prohibition against selling, converting or damaging property Removal of abuser Restraining order Seizure of personal property used for abuse or stalking Seizure of weapons Suspension of driver’s licence used for abuse or stalking Temporary care and custody of children Temporary possession of personal property


Claimant to Abuser Relationships

Claimant is (or was) in any of the following relationships with the abuser, even if they have not resided together Claimant resides (or has resided) with the abuser in any of the following relationships Conjugal / intimate Conjugal / intimate Dating Family Family Marriage / common law Marriage / common law Other Other Parenting


Jurisdictions

  • British Columbia
    British Columbia
  • Alberta
    Alberta
  • Saskatchewan
    Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba
    Manitoba
  • Ontario
    Ontario
  • Québec
    Québec
  • New Brunswick
    New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
    Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island
    Prince Edward Island
  • Newfoundland
    Newfoundland
  • Nunavut
    Nunavut
  • Northwest Territories
    Northwest Territories
  • Yukon
    Yukon
  • Canada
    Canada

Types of Conduct Captured

Bodily harm Damage to property Deprivation of necessities of life Financial abuse Forced confinement Intimidation or fear for safety Psychological, mental or emotional abuse Sexual Abuse/Sexual Assault Stalking

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  • British Columbia
    British Columbia
  • Alberta
    Alberta
  • Saskatchewan
    Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba
    Manitoba
  • Ontario
    Ontario
  • Québec
    Québec
  • New Brunswick
    New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
    Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island
    Prince Edward Island
  • Newfoundland
    Newfoundland
  • Nunavut
    Nunavut
  • Northwest Territories
    Northwest Territories
  • Yukon
    Yukon
  • Canada
    Canada

Jurisdiction(s):
  • British Columbia
    British Columbia
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  • Claimant to Abuser Relationships
    • Legislation
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          • Types of Conduct Captured

            In BC, the charge assessment standard requires a substantial likelihood of conviction.  However, the Criminal Justice Branch charging policy provides an alternate charging standard for use in limited exceptional circumstances. The policy provides “exceptional circumstances may require that a prosecution proceed even thought the usual evidentiary test is not satisfied.  Such circumstances will most often arise in cases of high risk violent or dangerous offenders or where public safety concerns are of paramount consideration.  In these cases, charging decisions must be approved by Regional or Deputy Regional Crown Counsel and the evidentiary test is whether Crown counsel is satisfied there is a reasonable prospect of conviction” (see pg. 3 of SPO1)