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New Rapid Response Protocol for High-risk GBV Cases

We designed a Rapid Response Protocol to ensure that highest-risk cases related to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, which cannot be resolved at the local level, receive immediate attention by relevant agencies.

“Highest-risk,” as outlined in the ICAT Best Practices Manual, is defined as follows: “domestic violence cases when there is concern for serious bodily harm or death.” The designation of highest risk is based on a continuum of risk identification factors listed in the BC Summary of Domestic Violence Risk Factors Form. This Protocol includes a link to that form.