The Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act has been proclaimed in New Brunswick and the Gallant government is investing $900,000 to help implement its measures.
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Victims can now apply for short-term remedies such as temporary custody of children or staying in a home without your partner.
Suzanne Bibeau, an outreach worker with the Coalition Against Abuse in Relationships, says this legislation will have a huge impact on victims of domestic violence.
“They will feel more comfortable coming to us and speaking out. There will be less fear for them because they would know that something would be in place for them,” she says.
The new legislation was developed over a two-year period by a working group which included various stakeholders such as police, transition house interveners and social workers.
(91.9 The Bend PHOTO – Suzanne Bibeau)