Abused women unrepresented in the family law system

A needs assessment and gap analysis: Final report and recommendations

March 2008

About this report:

Partner abuse does not end just because a woman leaves her abusive partner. An abusive man frequently continues or even escalates his abuse at the point of separation and for some time after. Abused women involved with family law must deal with a complicated legal process while also dealing with their abuser’s attempts to harass, control and intimidate them, using the court process itself as an instrument of control.

Funded by the Ontario Victim Services Secretariat, Ministry of the Attorney General Funding for this Project is provided by the Government of Ontario, Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario Victim Services Secretariat Community Grants Program. The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Ontario.

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