Family law resource room
We welcome women to our Family Law Resource Room. It’s a safe and private work space to prepare court documents.
Located in a secure area in our organization, the Resource Room offers a library of specialized legal journals and software, a phone line, computers, a scanner, fax and printer/copier.
It contains books, flyers, reports, and DVD’s on many topics. Most items may be signed out for three weeks. Some resources are for reference only.
One of our Legal/Family Court Support Workers or a volunteer can assist you in finding reference material, completing court forms and using special software that will make it a little easier to get your family’s history down on paper.
To access the Resource Room
Here are some of the topics covered in the material we have available:
- child support
- custody and access
- divorce and separation
- stalking and criminal harassment
- legal aid
- family court process
- mediation and alternative dispute resolution methods (ADR)
- impact of violence on children
- child care
Recovering from abuse
- violence in relationships and families
- healthy relationships
- self care
- sexual assault/sexual abuse
- cultural considerations
- other health issues
- in the Durham Region
Woman abuse research
- community responses and protocols
- reports and studies
- social and public policies
- surveys and statistics
The Family Law Resource Room is supported by the Calvin and Frances Hamm Foundation and...
We use the term women to include all self-identified women (including two-spirited, cisgender or transgender women) 16 years of age and older.