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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 http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/podv/pdf/dv_pp_booklet.pdf
N E W S R E L E A S E - Ministry of Children & Family Development
For Immediate Release
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 high- risk 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.