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Crown Intimate Partner Violence Policy (IPV 1), March 2019

This CCWS Backgrounder – Crown Intimate Partner Violence Policy (IPV1) – provides an overview of changes to this British Columbia Crown Counsel Policy to help create awareness of the current policy among anti-violence workers in BC.

On March 1, 2018 the British Columbia Prosecution Service released its new Intimate Partner Violence Policy (IPV 1). This policy replaces the former Crown Counsel policy on Spousal Violence (SPO 1), which was created in 2003. The IPV 1 policy and its translations can be found at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/law-crime-and-justice/criminal-justice/prosecution-service/crown-counsel-policy-manual/ipv-1.pdf