How can I manage the impact of calling CAS about a client’s children?

This is the second of two posts on reporting to child protection. The first explored your duty to report. The woman’s response A woman who learns that her children are under investigation by child welfare may have many different feelings.

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What is my duty to report to child protection authorities?

This is the first of two posts on reporting to child protection. Next week, we’ll look at how to manage the impact of making a report. You will be confronted, from time to time, with situations where you may have

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Luke’s Place service provider trainings: Blending in-person & online

On October 19, Luke’s Place presented at the national Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference on our use of Internet technology for training women’s service providers. Our slide presentation is available on the conference website. For all of our advocate trainings, we

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What are the rights of grandparents who want access to their grandchildren?

Bill 34, Children’s Law Reform Amendment Act (Relationship with Grandparents), received Royal Assent and came into effect in December 2016. This legislation makes changes to the CLRA provisions with respect to the rights of grandparents to custody and/or access of

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November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month: Donate to Luke’s Place

After a woman finds the courage to leave her abuser, life doesn’t suddenly become easier or safer, especially when there are children involved. It’s just the opposite. While she is doing all she can to break free from the relationship,

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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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