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NCJ Number: 150275 Find in a Library
Title: Family Violence in Canada: A Call to Action
Corporate Author: Canada Ministry of Supply and Services
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Ministry of Supply and Services
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S5, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 0-662-58318-3
Sale Source: Canada Ministry of Supply and Services
123 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S5,
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: In announcing a new Initiative on Family Violence, the Canadian government has called upon all citizens to accept individual responsibility for preventing family violence.
Abstract: The Canadian government launched a $25.1 million Child Sexual Abuse Initiative in 1986 and a $40 million Family Violence Initiative in 1988. The current $136 million Initiative on Family Violence requests that police officers, doctors, nurses, lawyers, social workers, and teachers all play a role in violence prevention. The initiative is broad- based but aims to meet the needs of aboriginals, residents of remote and rural areas, members of ethnocultural minority communities, and persons with disabilities. It targets family violence on seven fronts: (1) involves all Canadians and mobilizes community action; (2) strengthens Canada's legal framework; (3) establishes services in Indian reserves and Inuit communities; (4) enhances Canada's ability to help victims and stop offenders; (5) provides more housing for abused women and their children; (6) offers better national information on the extent and nature of family violence; and (7) shares information and solutions. Federal departments and agencies involved in the Initiative on Family Violence are listed.
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Canada; Child victims; Crime in foreign countries; Domestic assault; Foreign crime prevention; Juvenile victims; Violence prevention
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