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Varying Bail Conditions in Cases of Domestic Violence, March 2019

This CCWS Backgrounder – Varying Bail Conditions in Cases of Domestic Violence, March 2019 – provides an in-depth overview that addresses a number of bail variance conditions pertinent to cases of domestic violence. It discusses why bail variations are of particular concern in domestic violence cases and looks at conditions such as no contact. It also covers bail conditions in regards to interim release, Crown’s role and decision-making in regards to bail variance and risk factors considered by Crown.

The role of specialized victim services and information and recommendations on the development of local bail variance protocols are provided, as well as information about how CCWS can help, and sample local protocol forms.