Between January 2003 and August 2008, 73 of the 605 homicides committed in BC were the result of domestic violence. 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.
Full Report: Rossiter Report