Violence Against Women and the Law

Family Violence and Evolving Judicial Roles: Judges as Equality Guardians in Family Law Cases
The Honourable Donna Martinson & Professor Emerita Margaret Jackson
Published in the Canadian Journal of Family Law, Vol. 30, Issue 1 (2017)

Looking the Gift Horse in the Mouth: An Examination of the Canadian Approach to Criminal Restitution in Case of Sexual Violence (January 2016)
By Michelle Lawrence, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria

Risk of Future Harm: Family Violence and Information Sharing Between Family and Criminal Courts – Final Research Report
Research Project – Canadian Observatory on the Justice System’s Response to Intimate Partner Violence (January 14, 2016)
The Honourable Donna Martinson & Dr. Margaret Jackson

FRENCH version: Le risque de préjudice futur : La violence familiale et l’échange de renseignements entre les tribunaux de la famille et de juridiction criminelle

The following Study Leave Report was submitted to the Chief Justice of Ontario and the Canadian Judicial Council by the Honourable Justice Bonnie Croll of the Superior Court of  Ontario in 2015: “The Intersection between Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Protection in Domestic Violence Cases”.  The report was written by Justice Croll along with three of her law students and cited in the final RISK paper by Martinson and Jackson. It is now publicly available here.
Croll, J., The Intersection Between Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Protection in Domestic Violence Cases, May 8, 2015
Appendix A – F. Yao, Statistical Analysis
Schedule B – B. Staats, Evidence and Disclosure Issues
Schedule C – K. Warren, Best Practices When There are Concurrent Criminal and Family Law Proceedings


Risk of Future Harm: Family Violence and Information Sharing Between Family and Criminal Courts – Research Project – Summary of Findings and Conclusions
Prepared for the Fifth B.C. Justice Summit (November 2015)
By the Honourable Donna Martinson & Dr. Margaret Jackson

Risk of Future Harm: Family Violence and Information Sharing Between Family and Criminal Courts – Discussion Paper
Dr. Margaret Jackson & The Honourable Donna Martinson (January 2015)

Cross Border Parental Child Abduction – Social Context Issues
The Honourable Donna Martinson & Melissa Gregg (May 2014)

Children’s Legal Rights to be Heard in Cross-Border Parental Child Abduction Cases
The Honourable Donna Martinson (May 2014)

The Canadian Approach to Direct Judicial Communication: Making Concurrent Proceedings Involving the Same Family Operate Effectively
The Honourable Donna Martinson (May 2014)

Independent and Impartial Parenting Assessments: The Legal Framework and Best Practice Issues
The Honourable Donna Martinson (December 2013)

Judicial Leadership and Domestic Violence Cases: Judges Can Make a Difference
The Honourable Donna Martinson & Dr. Margaret Jackson (2012)

Domestic Violence Program Development for Judges – April 2012 British Columbia Community Consultation Report
The Honourable Donna Martinson (2012)

Myths and Stereotypes in Family Law
The FREDA Centre (2014)

Note: The Honourable Donna Martinson’s presentations can be found here.

Violence Against Women

What Women with disAbilities Want: Pacific DAWN’s investigation into anti-violence service needs
Pat Kelln & Stephanie Parent (2016)

The North Island Network to Resist and Heal from Violence
Helen Dempster (1995)

Second Stage Support Group-Moving on From the Abusive Relationship
Fran Bourassa & Mary Martin Sharma (1997)

Breaking the Cycle: A Parenting Guide for Single Mothers of Children Who Have Witnessed Domestic Violence
Janet Eriksen, Angela Henderson, Margot Davidson, & Sharon Ogden (1997)

Parenting Support Group for Women Who Have Experienced Abuse: Facilitator’s Manual Angela Henderson, Janet Ericksen, & Sharon Ogden (1997)

Not So Peaceable a Kingdom: A Preliminary Guide to Selected English Canadian Theses on Violence
Diane Barbara Purvey (1995)

Violent Matters: An Annotated Guide to Selected Canadian English-Language Magazines 1945-1960
Diane Barbara Purvey (1996)

Falling through the Gaps Gaps in Services for Young Women Survivors of Sexual Assault
Zara Suleman & Holly McLarty (1997)


Violence Against Minority Women

Aboriginal Women & Women of Colour’s Access to Information and Opportunities for Contract Work
Ad Hoc Committee on Accessing Information about Contract Work (1999)

Spousal Abuse in the South Asian Community
Raminder Dosanjh, Surinder Deo, & Surjeet Sidhu (1994)

A Needs Assessment for an Aboriginal Women’s Transition House
Sharlene Frank (1996)

Building Healthy Communities: An Aboriginal Family Violence Resource Guide
Jan Hare (1997)

A Yukon Pilot Project on Men’s Violence Against Women
Jon Leah Hopkins with J. Forde, J. Hopkins, & S. L. Bains (1995)

Policing Violence Against Women in Relationships: An Examination of Police Response to Violence Against Women in British Columbia
Yasmin Jiwani & Lawrence Buhagiar (1997)

Rural Women and Violence: A Study of Two Communities in British Columbia
Yasmin Jiwani with the assistance of Shelley Moore & Patricia Kachuk (1998)

Erased Realities: The Violence of Racism in the Lives of Immigrant and Refugee Girls of Colour
Yasmin Jiwani, Nancy Janovicek, & Angela Cameron (2001)

Intersecting Inequalities: Immigrant Women of Colour, Violence & Health Care
Yasmin Jiwani with assistance of Kelly D’Aoust, Suki Grewal, Benita Bunjun, Harjit Kaur, & Tracy Conley (2001)

Mapping Violence, A Work in Progress
Yasmin Jiwani (2001)

Trapped: “Holding on to the Knife’s Edge” – Economic Violence Against Filipino Migrant/Immigrant Women
The Philippine Women Centre of B.C. (1997)

The Feasibility of Seniors Counselling Seniors Experiencing Abuse: A Community Needs Assessment
The 411 Seniors Centre Society (1998)

Violence Against Girls

Violence Prevention and the Girl Child
Yasmin Jiwani with Kelly Gorkoff, Helene Berman, Gail Taylor, Glenda Vardy-Dell, & Sylvie Normandeau (1999)

Violence Against Marginalized Girls: A Review of the Current Literature
Yasmin Jiwani (1998)

Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Girls and Young Women: A Review of Select Literature and Initiatives
Yasmin Jiwani with Susan M. Brown (1999)

Mapping Resistance on the Body Intersections of Violence, Anorexia and Bulimia in Girls
Shelley Moore (1998)

Swallowing the Hurt Exploring the Links between Family Violence, Anorexia and Bulimia
Shelley Moore with Kelly D’Aoust, Yasmin Jiwani, Donna Robertson, & Christina Savage (2001)

Policies and Actions

Proceedings of the No Disclosure Workshop
Joan Brockman & Dorothy E. Chunn (1997)

An Analysis of Trends Concerning Violence Against Women: A Preliminary Case Study of Vancouver
Susan D. Chambers (1998)

Legislating Unreasonable Doubt: Bill C-46, Personal Records Disclosure and Sexual Equality – An Analysis of the Impact of Bill C-46 on Judicial Process and Support Service Provision
Margaret Denike & Sal Renshaw (1999)

Final Report on Court-Related Harassment and Family Law “Justice”: A Review of the Literature and Analysis of Case Law
Sandra A. Goundry (1998)

Reducing Crime and Victimization: A service Providers’ Report
Nancy Janovicek (2001)

The Violence Against Women in Relationships Policy: A Pre- and Post-Policy Examination of the Outcomes of Spousal Assault Reports in Penticton, British Columbia
Susan Wilmshurst (1997)