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Assessing the complexities and implications of anti-violence service delivery in British Columbia

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This May 2014 study, conducted by researchers at the FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children (Simon Fraser University), was designed to explore the complexities and time-related challenges associated with anti-violence service delivery in BC.

Study findings revealed that, over the last 30 years, policy and practice within the sector has become increasingly complex, and adding to the complexity and time-related challenges is the fact that collaboration both within the sector and across sectors has become an integral part of the work. However, cuts to funding that have occurred since 2002 (e.g., sexual assault centres, women’s centres, training for victim services, legal aid) have created gaps in services and a growing demand for service.

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