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NCJ Number: 114281 Find in a Library
Title: Implementation Report on the 1984 Federal/Provincial/Territorial Report on Wife Battering: Nova Scotia Section
Author(s): Anonymous
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 31
Publication Number: ISBN 0-662-54449-8
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Document
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: This report describes the initiatives taken by governmental agencies in Nova Scotia, Canada in response to 14 recommendations made in 1984 by Canadian ministers at all levels of government that focus on ways of addressing the problem of wife beating.
Abstract: Actions taken include issuing a new directive to provincial police regarding the laying of charges in cases of family violence, providing courses in human relations and crisis intervention, making cost-sharing arrangements for transition housing, and providing medium-term housing. Additional actions included data collection regarding the prevalence of wife battering and the circumstances surrounding it, development and funding for a public awareness campaign, providing information to emergency room personnel, and provision of inservice training for community health nurses. For descriptions of actions taken in each other province and territory, see NCJ 114275-80 and NCJ 114282-85.
Main Term(s): Battered women programs
Index Term(s): Battered wives treatment; Domestic assault prevention; Nova Scotia; Program implementation; Shelters for Battered Women
Note: Prepared for the meeting of Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women, British Columbia, June 5-6, 1986.
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