Family Violence

Family violence is more than just beating a spouse or child. It’s the abuse of power to harm or control a person who was or is a family member. Family violence includes physical abuse, intimidation and harassment, stalking and mental or emotional abuse.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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family violence, abusive relationship, spouse abuse, sexual abuse, victims, going to the police, criminal charges, restraining order, peace bond, Dial-A-Law
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