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Province Launches Domestic Violence Consultations

by NationTalk on March 1, 2012134 Views

News Release – Manitoba
March 1, 2012

Manitobans Invited to Share Thoughts on Future Prevention, Services: Howard

Ten public consultations will be held throughout the province starting tomorrow to gather information on how to improve prevention efforts and services for those affected by domestic violence, Family Services and Labour Minister Jennifer Howard announced today.“The information gathered through these 10 consultations will be used to inform a new, comprehensive domestic-violence strategy for Manitoba called Safer Today, Stronger Tomorrow,” said Howard. “I encourage all Manitobans to participate. By continuing to work together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by domestic violence.”

The Safer Today, Stronger Tomorrow public consultation paper is available online at: www.gov.mb.ca/msw/pdf_files/2012-02moving_on.pdf.

The consultations will run throughout March and April and will focus on five themes:

• services and support for victims of domestic violence and their families,
• interventions for abusers,
• increased co-ordination of services and support,
• awareness and prevention, and
• training for service providers.

Consultations will be held in Brandon, Churchill, Dauphin, Gimli, Flin Flon, Morden/Winkler, Steinbach, Thompson and Winnipeg. More information, including dates and locations, is available at: www.gov.mb.ca/msw/domestic_violence.html.

To register for a public consultation, call Manitoba Status of Women at 204-945-6281 or 1‑800‑263‑0234 (toll-free).

Manitobans can also share their views by completing an online survey at http://app.fluidsurveys.com/surveys/immigration-surveys/dvpc/ or by writing to Manitoba Status of Women at 401 – 409 York Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3C 0P8.

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