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The Non-profit and Justice Sectors Must Work Together to End Family Violence

Recent family law reforms in Canada focus on the safety and well-being of children in households with family violence. Changes include considering a broad definition of family violence, prioritizing child safety in parenting decisions, and challenging myths about the impact of domestic violence. The reforms acknowledge the lasting trauma on survivors and children, emphasize intersectionality, and aim to provide trauma- and violence-informed support. Collaboration between the justice and non-profit sectors is essential to translating these reforms into action and addressing the root causes of gender-based violence.

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