NEW Report!

Risk of Future Harm: Family Violence and Information Sharing Between Family and Criminal Courts

Research Project – Canadian Observatory on the Justice System’s Response to Intimate Partner Violence (January 14, 2016)
By the Honourable Donna Martinson & Dr. Margaret Jackson


Cyber Bullying as Gender-based Violence Survey

Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) is conducting a research project to reveal and critically analyze cyber gender-based violence women and girls are experiencing. Click here to participate in the online survey!


The Family Law Act and Family Violence

The Hon. D. Martinson (2013) – Independent and Impartial Parenting Assessments – The Legal Framework and Best Practice Issues


Welcoming Kerrie James!

Margaret Jackson & Kerrie James

We are pleased to welcome Kerrie James,  Lecturer in Social Work Practice, who will be hosted by The FREDA Centre for several weeks this summer while on study leave from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Kerrie is affiliated with the Centre for Gender Related Violence Studies (CGRVS) and the Centre for Refugee Research at UNSW, and will be working on a project in the area of domestic violence and homicide prevention during her stay in Vancouver.


SFU Vancouver Profile – Kate Rossiter

Associate Director of the FREDA Centre, Kate Rossiter, was recently featured in SFU Vancouver’s ‘In the City‘ Blog. Read Kate’s profile here!


Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence

Canada Research Chair Myrna Dawson launches new website for Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence at the University of Guelph. Let them know what research needs to be done!


Report – Domestic Violence Program Development for Judges

The Hon. D. Martinson – National Judicial Institute April 2012 B.C. Community Consultations on Family Violence Report


FREDA Centre and JIBC launch landmark report on domestic violence prevention and reduction in BC

In a report titled “Domestic Violence Prevention and Reduction in British Columbia”, Katherine Rossiter reviews domestic violence prevention and reduction initiatives in BC, from 2000-2010, and makes the case for primary prevention strategies that address the root causes of crime and promote strategic investments in children and families. The review was undertaken to support the work of the Violence Reduction Circle, a collaborative group of researchers, policy makers, clinicians, and service providers, hosted by the Centre for the Prevention & Reduction of Violence (CPRV) within JIBC’s Office of Applied Research. Funding for the study was provided by CPRV through generous donations from the R. Howard Webster Foundation and the British Columbia Institute for Family Violence. Click here to download the full report.