↗ One of the most important current projects of the Justice Options for Women project is the Circles of Safety and Support project, which facilitates safety planning for women facing a high risk of violence. Government representatives are working on a plan to make the Circles sustainable after the life of the current project, and the Advisory Council offers strong encouragement for this plan.
↗ Staff from Victim Services, the Interministerial Women’s Secretariat, and the Family Violence Prevention and Community Development Coordinator continue to model supportive, collaborative relationships with the Justice Options for Women project that extend the work of this community-based project.
→ The primary recommendation that emerged from the multi-year Justice Options for Women project was for a domestic violence court option, which is making very slow progress, as discussed in next week’s excerpt.
Actions to implement the recommendations of the Justice Options for Women project: B
This is an excerpt from the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women 2011 Equality Report Card for PEI, released in June 2011 and based on information updated to May 30, 2011. The Advisory Council is republishing one area of assessment each week on this blog. For more information, visit the Advisory Council on the Status of Women website.