Sexual assault is a serious crime often resulting in major physical or psychological injury. Under-reporting of sexual offences remains a critical issue. It is important to remember that with a sexual assault, as with any violence offence, police can play … Continue reading
This CCWS Information Bulletin – Revised Income Assistance Policies to Support Persons Fleeing Abuse; March 2014 – was created by CCWS in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI). It gives service providers information about the … Continue reading
This Interagency Case Assessment Teams information brochure can be used as a template for your organization’s ICAT. Download file (word document).
ICAT (Interagency Case Assessment Team) Orientation Presentation. To view and edit the presentation, please click the following link: ICAT Orientation Presentation. For a copy of the presentation, please contact us.
CCWS developed this protocol in collaboration with RCMP E Division to address concerns about police practice that affects women’s safety. The Safety Issues Protocol (SIP) Information Bulletin was originally published in June 2006 and this currently available version was updated … Continue reading
This backgrounder provides an overview of Interagency Case Assessment Teams (ICATs). ICATs work to appropriately share information among agencies responding to domestic violence victims through coordinated risk identification, management and safety planning. The benefits of ICATS include better identification of … Continue reading
This guide provides in-depth information on the specific risk and safety factors relevant to groups of women who are disproportionately victimized and murdered. It includes dedicated sections on risk identification and safety planning with Aboriginal women, those who are immigrants … Continue reading
In January 2013, EVA BC/CCWS facilitated four conference calls for anti-violence programs from around the province to answer questions about changes to the BC Family Law Act that came into effect on March 18, 2013. Following are some of the … Continue reading
This CCWS Information Bulletin is intended to clarify some of the questions about legal and policy mandates and to aid discussion when developing community or agency protocols. This Information Bulletin is based on the information available at April 30, 2012 … Continue reading
This 2-page template shows what information needs to be included in a Third Party Reporting Protocol, such as documenting agreed-upon responsibilities of each participating service provider or agency. Download file (pdf)