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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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List of Specialized Domestic Violence Courts

  Court policy
 British Columbia British Columbia hosts at least one ad hoc domestic violence courts on Vancouver Island.
 Alberta  Alberta hosts Domestic Violence courts in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Airdrie (circuit court) and Medicine Hat.
 Saskatchewan Saskatchewan offers a Domestic Violence Treatment Option Court in Regina and the Battlefords, and   a full service court in Saskatoon that includes a treatment option.
 Manitoba Manitoba maintains a Family Violence Court in Winnipeg from bail to trials at both the Provincial and Superior Court Levels. Components of specialization include: Specialized Crowns and Victim Service Workers in Winnipeg, 4 circuit courts handled out of Winnipeg by Specialized Crowns and Victim Service Workers as well as half a dozen communities outside of Winnipeg, including Northern Manitoba.
 Ontario Ontario offers a Domestic Violence Court Program.
 Quebec
 New Brunswick New Brunswick hosts a domestic violence court in Moncton.
 Nova Scotia Domestic Violence Court Program Pilot underway.
 Prince Edward Island
 Newfoundland
 Nunavut
 Northwest Territories Domestic Violence Treatment Option Court in Yellowknife effective March 2011.
 Yukon Domestic Violence Treatment Option Court and Community Wellness Court (not specialized DV but accepts DV cases).