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Many women who are dealing with family court are also involved with criminal court proceedings, as either a victim/witness or as an accused. There are a number of differences in the purpose, function and outcomes of the two courts as …

What are the differences between criminal and family court for abused women? Read More »

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UPDATED June 2017: As discussed in an earlier FAQ, dual charging or counter charging of women is one of the direct results of the┬ámandatory charging policy. This is a serious, if unintended, consequence, and rates of dual/counter charging remain high …

Why are women sometimes charged with assaulting their partner when they are just trying to protect themselves or their kids? Read More »

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Mandatory charging is a policy in place across Canada that requires police to lay charges in domestic violence cases where the officer involved believes there is a reasonable likelihood of getting a conviction, whether or not the victim wants a …

Why do the police sometimes charge an abuser even though the woman does not want them to? Read More »

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