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Here are some links to resources created by other agencies.  Please send us any suggestions for other resources that would be useful for anti-violence workers in BC.

Abuse of People with Disabilities for Service Providers
People’s Law School of British Columbia, December 2008. (Download file)

BC Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) 
“Best Practice Approaches, Child Protection and Violence Against Women”. This guide was updated in November 2010. Download file (pdf)

Courtprep.ca
A site for youth preparing for court.
(www.courtprep.ca)

Crown Counsel Policy Manual
On the Ministry of Justice website.

Dial-A-Law 
Dial-A-Law is a library of free legal information in BC, prepared by lawyers. It has practical information on over 130 legal topics in BC. You can learn about legal rights and responsibilities, and the legal system. Dial-A-Law transcripts are offered in English, Chinese and Punjabi. Scripts are also available online in digital audio format. Provided by the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. Dial-A-Law is available in two ways:
· Telephone: 604.687.4680 or outside Greater Vancouver call 1.800.565.5297
· Dial-A-Law Website

Domestic Violence Handbook for Police and Crown Prosecutors in Alberta
Alberta Department of Justice, 2008.
(Download file)

Empowerment of Immigrant and Refugee Women Who are Victims of Violence in Their Intimate Relationships
The Justice Institute of BC’s report on research into what service delivery factors in the health care, social service, and justice systems are uniquely empowering and disempowering to immigrant women who are victims of violence in their relationships. To receive an electronic version of the report free of charge, contact cfcs (at) jibc.ca. Hard copies are also available for purchase.

End Forced Marriages Website (http://www.endforcedmarriages.ca/)
Enhancing Community Capacity to Respond to and Prevent Forced Marriage Project was a 2-year initiative led by MOSAIC in partnership with EVA BC. 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.

Honour for Women Website (http://honourforwomen.ca/)
The Preventing and Reducing Violence Against Women and Girls in the Name of “Honour” Project by MOSAIC is a Status of Women Canada Funded initiative.  This funding allowed MOSAIC to to go into the South Asian and Middle Eastern communities to give people a platform to voice what are the gaps in services and needs of women and girls who are impacted by violence committed in the name of honour.

Human Trafficking in Canada
People’s Law School of British Columbia, July 2007. (Download file)

Lawyer Referral Service
This service is designed to assist the general public in finding the appropriate lawyer. The lawyer will provide up to a half hour consultation for $25 (plus tax). This interview is to find out whether or not the caller has a legal problem. If both parties agree to proceed with services, then they may do so at the lawyer’s regular fee. Provided by the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.

· Telephone: (604) 687-3221 or Toll-Free: 1-800-663-1919
· Website: www.lrsbc.org
· Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Legal Services Society Publications (http://www.lss.bc.ca/publications/)
LSS provides a wide variety of publications, including information related to abuse, family violence, and women.

Mental Health and Substance Use Info in Other Languages 
Information in Arabic, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Farsi/Dari, French, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Punjabi, Vietnamese. (www.heretohelp.bc.ca/other-languages)

Multilingual Legal Publications
A partnership between MOSAIC and the Latin American Community Council. Resources in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese. (www.multilingolegal.ca)

Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP)
OCTIP launched Canada’s first online training curriculum about human trafficking for service providers in June 2011. The link to OCTIP’s online training is www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/octip

Safety and Health Enhancement (SHE) Framework for Women Experiencing Abuse
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. As featured at the 2007 EVA BC Training Forum. Download pdfs:

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