Legal Aid Ontario Domestic Violence Training: A VAW best practice model

In 2014, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) introduced mandatory domestic violence awareness training for its staff. Since its implementation, more than 1,200 LAO staff and 800 lawyers have participated. This successful program can and should serve as a model for violence Continue reading Legal Aid Ontario Domestic Violence Training: A VAW best practice model

Family Court Support Workers: A largely unsung family court best practice

Workers in Ontario’s shelters for women and children fleeing abuse have been providing support to women involved with family court for decades. Occasionally funded through short-term grants, sometimes with resources provided by community fund-raising and often just tacked on to Continue reading Family Court Support Workers: A largely unsung family court best practice