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.
Download file (pdf) In March 2014, EVA BC developed a submission to the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and the Department of Justice in response to their call for input on pending RCMP regulation amendments that address the … Continue reading
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 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)
This Four Step process will guide a group to develop goals and attainable objectives that will address safety and accountability within the local response to violence against women and children. Download file (pdf)
This CCWS document is designed as an aid for workers, and focuses on the most common risk factors for lethality in domestic violence cases in order to identify risk and develop concrete safety plans for women and their children. It … Continue reading