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NCJ Number: 114284 Find in a Library
Title: Implementation Report on the 1984 Federal/Provincial/Territorial Report on Wife Battering: Saskatchewan Section
Corporate Author: Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 76
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5R5, Canada
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Document
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: This report describes the initiatives taken by governmental agencies in Saskatchewan, Canada in response to 34 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 piloting a shortened needs test for entry into transition houses, changing the financial criteria for women in crisis entering transition houses, implementing a safe house program in a rural community, establishing six family crisis centers in rural areas, and examining ways to develop counseling services. Further actions include development of a generic training program for professionals who work with victims and offenders, continued improvement in coordination linkages within the province, implementation of improve data collection systems, and funding for legal services for rural victims of wife abuse. For descriptions of actions taken in each other province and territory, see NCJ 114275-83 and NCJ 114285.
Main Term(s): Battered women programs
Index Term(s): Battered wives treatment; Interagency cooperation; Program implementation; Saskatchewan; 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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