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CCWS developed this protocol in collaboration with RCMP E Division to address concerns about police practice that affects women’s safety.
The Safety Issues Protocol (SIP) Information Bulletin was originally published in June 2006 and this currently available version was updated in January 2014.
This backgrounder provides an overview of Interagency Case Assessment Teams (ICATs). ICATs work to appropriately share information among agencies responding to domestic violence victims through coordinated risk identification, management and safety planning. The benefits of ICATS include better identification of risk factors, proactive supports to vicitms and offenders, elimination of systemic barriers to safety, reduction in service duplication, fewer removals of children, and an overall reduction in domestic violence offences.
Safety Planning Across Culture & Community: A Guide for Front Line Violence Against Women Responders
It includes dedicated sections on risk identification and safety planning with Aboriginal women, those who are immigrants or refugees, older and younger women, sex workers, women with disabilities, lesbian, bisexual and queer women and trans people. An original aspect of this resource is that people who identify with each of the marginalized groups whose safety needs are addressed are its authors.
The Ending Violence Association of BC would like to acknowledge Department of Justice Canada, BC Ministry of Justice and the BC Government and Service Employees' Union for financial support that made this resource possible.
Breaking the Silence: A Violence Against Women Prevention and Response Symposium
November 27-29, 2013
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC
Including a Pre-Symposium Training Day: "Family Law and Related Issues"on November 27th
The EVA BC Annual General Meeting will take place on November 30th.
In connection with our incredibly successful "Be More Than a Bystander" initiative, along with feedback from EVA BC members, this year's Training & Prevention Symposium, "Breaking the Silence: A Violence Against Women Prevention and Response Symposium", highlights approaches to prevention work in a variety of areas ranging from engaging men and boys as allies to creating physical safety in a virtual world to understanding the root causes of violence against Indigenous women. This training symposium will include information and practical skill building on legal, policy and service related issues and showcase some inspiring successful prevention initiatives.
In July 2013, the Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC) was grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Federal Department of Justice Consultation on the proposed Victims' Bill of Rights in Vancouver on July 15, 2013. As part of the consultation process, EVA BC also developed a written submission in August 2013 outlining its recommendations.
EVA BC Response to the White Paper on Justice Reform Part Two
In January 2013, EVA BC/CCWS facilitated four conference calls for anti-violence programs from around the province to answer questions about changes to the BC Family Law Act that came into effect on March 18, 2013. Following are some of the questions that were asked during the calls. Many thanks to Linda Thiessen, Civil Law Coordinator at LSS, for participating in all the conference calls and providing answers to questions.
This is the finalized version of EVA BC's resource manual, Workplace Violence in Anti-Violence Programs: Strategies to Increase Worker Safety (January 2013).
The manual provides a number of strategies and practical tips to assist anti-violence programs in creating safer workplaces. Key topics covered by the manual are defining workplace violence, workplace and worker responsibilities, scenarios of workplace violence and discussion, components of a workplace violence prevention program, and best practices and policy templates.