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NCJ Number: 139835 Find in a Library
Title: Family Violence
Corporate Author: Health and Welfare Canada
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 108
Sponsoring Agency: Health and Welfare Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Format: Informational Packet
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: This packet of materials contains fact sheets regarding the nature, incidence, and responses to domestic assault in Canada; the Canadian government's initiative on family violence; and materials available from the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence of Health and Welfare Canada.
Abstract: The initiative provides funding to seven Federal government departments, which will work in partnership with community groups and professional associations to mobilize community action in the effort to reduce family violence, strengthen the laws for dealing with it, improve victim services, and prevent further abuse by offenders. Individual pamphlets in the materials kit focus on child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse, abuse of the elderly, dating violence, and adolescent sex offenders. They also explain the role of Health and Welfare Canada in the Family Violence Initiative and list articles, films, and videotapes available from the national clearinghouse. A cover letter is included.
Main Term(s): Domestic assault prevention; Family offenses
Index Term(s): Canada; Child abuse; Crime in foreign countries; Crime specific countermeasures; Domestic violence causes; Information dissemination; Information Systems and Technology; Victim services
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