Province invests in new domestic violence office

VICTORIA – A new investment of $878,000 for the Provincial Office of Domestic Violence will support the important work of ensuring co-ordination and collaboration of domestic violence programs and services throughout government.

This funding will support eight new full-time staff members to ensure co-ordination and accountability across government programs and services in all B.C. communities.

The Provincial Office of Domestic Violence was announced on March 1, 2012, and became operational on March 26, 2012. The office will be the permanent lead for government on strengthening the services and supports available for children and families affected by domestic violence.