Legal Aid Ontario Releases Domestic Violence Strategy
Adapted from Legal Aid Ontario: http://beta.legalaid.on.ca/strategic/domestic-violence-strategy/
This blueprint comes after months of consultations with survivors, shelter workers, and other frontline legal and community service staff. During these consultations, Legal Aid Ontario received a lot of feedback on how we can enhance how we help domestic violence clients.
The plan recognizes survivors are the experts of their own experience and have an important role to play in the development of solutions. The plan focuses on:
- making it easier for domestic violence survivors to access services
- improving how legal aid staff, community legal clinic staff, and lawyers provide help by training them to understand the complicated legal needs of domestic violence clients
- looking at ways for LAO to work with community groups to provide supports that don’t currently exist.
We invite you to share the strategy with groups that either work with domestic violence survivors or who have an interest in this work. You can read more on our website at: http://legalaid.on.ca/DVS.