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BC Crown Counsel Policy Manual
BC Prosecution Service

BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General: Victim Services Service Providers Training
Ministry training resources for service providers working with victims of crime and women and children impacted by violence.

BC Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP)
OCTIP launched Canada’s first online training curriculum about human trafficking for service providers in June 2011.

Best Practice Approaches, Child Protection and Violence Against Women, 2017
BC Ministry of Children and Family Development

Can Work Be Safe, When Home Isn’t?: Initial Findings of a Pan-Canadian Survey on Domestic Violence and the Workplace
Western Education CREVAWC, Canadian Labour Congress & Western FIMS. (2014)

Criminal victimization in Canada, 2014
Perreault, S. (2015). Statistics Canada.

Dial-A-Law 
Dial-A-Law is a library of free legal information in BC, prepared by lawyers.  Provided by the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. Visit Dial-A-Law online or by phone in Vancouver at 604.687.4680 or outside Greater Vancouver call 1.800.565.5297.

End Forced Marriages
This website includes a list of referral resources for service providers and materials that include the Risk Assessment Framework, Without Consent: Strategies for Identifying and Managing Risk in Cases of Forced Marriage, posters and a resource brochure.

Family Violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2017
Burczycka, M., Conroy S. & Savage, L. (2018). Statistics Canada.

Gender-Based Violence Knowledge Centre
Department for Women and Gender Equality. (2018).

Harassment and Sexual Violence in the Workplace: Public Consultations – What We Heard
Employment and Social Development Canada (2017). Statistics Canada.

Here to Help
Mental health and substance use information.

Lawyer Referral Service
This service is designed to assist the general public in finding the appropriate lawyer. Provided by the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.

Legal Services Society Publications
LSS provides a wide variety of publications, including information related to abuse, family violence, and women.

People’s Law School of British Columbia
Access publications written by the People’s Law School of BC.

Police-reported sexual assaults in Canada before and after #MeToo, 2016 and 2017
Rotenberg, C. & Cotter, A. (2018). Statistics Canada.

Police-reported violence among same-sex intimate partners in Canada, 2009 to 2017
Ibrahim, D. (2019). Statistics Canada.

Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
Martin, C.M. & Walia, H. (2019). Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

Safety and Health Enhancement (SHE) Framework for Women Experiencing Abuse – Part 1
By Jill Cory and Lynda Dechief, with Louise Godard
Published by the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre and the BC Institute Against Family Violence, with funding from National Crime Prevention Centre. Click here to see Part 2 – Evidence Paper. Click here to see Part 3 – Toolkit.

Self-reported sexual assault in Canada, 2014
Conroy, S. & Cotter, A. (2017). Statistics Canada.

She Hit Me, Too: Identifying the Primary Aggressor: A Prosecutor’s Perspective
Gael B. Strack, San Diego Assistant City Attorney.

The Facts About Gender-Based Violence
Canadian Women’s Foundation. (no date found on this publication)

The Wellbeing Experiences of Women in the Haisla Nation and the District of Kitimat
Prepared by the Community Vitality Advisory Group and Research Team. May 2018.

Violent victimization of women with disabilities, 2014
Cotter, A. (2018). Statistics Canada.

Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence Against Women and Girls
UN Women

We Are Here: Women’s Experiences of the Barriers to Reporting Sexual Assault
Prochuk, A. (2018). West Coast LEAF.