Issue No. 12 - Survivors' Views of Family Courts: Findings from the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP)

January 2022

Recent revisions to Canada’s Divorce Act mark an important step forward in addressing the complex ways that family violence (FV) is perpetrated and perpetuated. These changes have also generated a need to bridge the gap between the legal recognition of coercive control “on paper” and a widespread understanding of how legal professionals might contend with it in practice. Moreover, the realities of coercive control raise important concerns about potential harms to survivors from within the family court process.

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