Live Safe — End Abuse: The Criminal Court Process

Fact sheet about relationship abuse (family violence) explains what happens when an abuser faces criminal charges, what it means to be a witness in court, what happens at trial, and possible sentences. Conforms to new BC Family Law Act. Translated versions from Jan 2011 are still legally accurate.

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abusive relationship, leaving an abusive relationship, domestic violence, relationship violence, violence against women