Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
Seeking a Peace Bond: A Guide
This resource is for anyone in BC who fears for their safety and seeks an order from the court providing protection from a specific person or people. A peace bond may be the best option for you if the person you are seeking protection from does not fall within the definition of “family member” in the Family Law Act.
Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence in Response to the Extreme Intoxication Defence
This brief identifies how the extreme intoxication defence has been used in the past, explores the implications of the defence for survivors of sexual violence, and shares best practices for talking to survivors about the defence.
If You’re Charged with a Crime
This is a short, easy-to-understand booklet that outlines what happens when someone is charged with a criminal offence. It briefly describes the first steps in the court process and the different options that might be available.
For Your Protection: Peace Bonds and Family Law Protection Orders
This publication is for people who need protection from violent partners or former partners. It explains how and when you can get peace bonds and family law protection orders, and what the differences are between them.
Decolonizing Family Law Through Trauma Informed Practices
This report focuses on improving the legal system and access to justice in BC through decolonizing family law. Areas of improvement identified by nearly all experts consulted were “the need to expand the legal system’s understanding of family law to make room for Indigenous laws and concepts, the need for education, and the need for lawyers and other legal system professionals to engage in trauma-informed practice.”
Understanding the Extreme Intoxication Defence
This brief provides context for current sexual violence policies on post-secondary campuses and highlights the critical role of collective advocacy for bringing about change on campuses across Canada.
Parents’ Rights, Kids’ Rights
This is a parent’s guide to child protection law in BC and explains what happens if the Director of Child Protection has concerns about a child’s safety or plans to remove a child from the family home.
My Refugee Claim: Orientation Booklet
This orientation booklet helps you to understand where you are in the refugee claim process and how to prepare yourself for the next steps.