What can be done when bail conditions conflict with family law orders?

When someone is charged with a criminal offence, they are generally kept in custody until a bail hearing can be held. At this hearing, the court will determine whether the accused can be released, usually with a number of conditions

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What do I need to know to support women whose partners have sexually assaulted them?

Intimate partner sexual abuse/violence is poorly understood and under-recognized, both by the women who experience it and those who provide services to them. And yet, in Canada in 2011, 17% of sexual assault reported to the police were committed by

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Job Posting: Legal Support Worker / Family Court Support Worker

Luke’s Place is seeking a full time, experienced (minimum 3 years), Legal Support Worker to provide professional delivery of its innovative programs and services to women who have been subjected to intimate partner abuse. Luke’s Place is a unique resource

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The McLean and George Lunan Foundations Help Broaden Our Reach

Luke’s Place is thankful to receive support from The McLean Foundation and The George Lunan Foundation. Their recent grant contributions improve access to justice for rural and remotely located women, and their children, who have been subjected to abuse. These funds expand the availability of the

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Thank you to the Mayor’s Community Development Fund

Luke’s Place was delighted to have Whitby Mayor Don Mitchell and Grant Committee members visit our agency last week. On behalf of The Town of Whitby Mayor’s Community Development Fund, they delivered a cheque for $5,000 that will help provide

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Walk for Luke’s Place! October 29th

Please join Luke’s Place in the 2017 Durham Community Foundation’s Walk for Charity on Sunday, October 29th. The Walk will take place at Deer Creek, 2700 Audley Road, Ajax. Here’s what you need to know: Pre-registration is required. Register on

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Case law and enforcing a mahr

We have updated our article on working with a woman who has signed a mahr with her husband. Mahr (also spelled maher, mohr and mehr) is a form of marriage agreement in which the husband promises to pay his wife

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How can I explain the family court process to my client?

A family court case can be confusing to anyone who is not familiar with the process. For a woman who is dealing with trauma as a result of past and ongoing abuse by her partner, it may be completely overwhelming.

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Luke’s Place training: Using the Virtual Legal Clinic

Luke’s Place staff visited Thunder Bay this week to introduce workers in Northwestern Ontario to the Virtual Legal Clinic. In an effort to support access to justice in rural and remote communities, the Clinic connects women who have been subjected

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How can I support an older woman who has been abused by her partner?

This post focuses on intimate partner abuse of older women, although older women can also be subjected to abuse by other family members, particularly adult children and/or professional caregivers, whether they live in the home or in an institution. Young

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