Wednesday, February 5, 2014

New Article that Critiques the new BC Family Law Act & PDOV/MCFD released a new three- year, $5.5 million action plan

Rachel Treloar, Susan B. Boyd. Family Law Reform in (Neoliberal) Context: British Columbia's New Family Law Act International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family 2014; doi: 10.1093/lawfam/ebt017

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Provincial Office of Domestic Violence has released a new three- year, $5.5 million action plan. The Action plan can be found on their website at

N E W S R E L E A S E - Ministry of Children & Family Development

For Immediate Release
- 000134

Feb. 5, 2014

VICTORIA – Government’s extensive consultation with anti-violence groups has culminated in
the release of the Provincial Domestic Violence Plan. The new three-year, $5.5-million Provincial 
Domestic Violence Plan – co-ordinated through the Provincial Office of Domestic Violence (PODV) 
– delivers on government’s commitment to make B.C. a safer place for women, children and anyone 
who has been affected by domestic violence.

The plan is the result of public and anti-violence stakeholder consultations and includes the creation of 
additional specialized domestic violence units, programs for Aboriginal families, direct services for perpetrators,
and improved access to services and social housing for survivors in rural and remote communities
The plan also includes an Aboriginal response and specific approaches to address the unique needs of immigrant 
and refugee women and women with disabilities. Government will invest in direct services to address focus areas 
that were identified during the consultation process as key priorities.

Highlights of the plan:
 $1 million to help with the start-up and implementation of 
additional specialized domestic violence units, which will 
provide direct services to highrisk families.
 $2 million to develop and deliver programs specifically for 
Aboriginal women, men and children affected by domestic 
violence– including victims and perpetrators.
 $1 million to provide support and intervention for perpetrators
to hold them accountable and support changes in behaviour and 
 $1.5 million in direct supports to women and children for 
housing and transportation in rural and remote communities.

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