British Columbia has become a leader in justice-system innovation and performance, says D. Geoffrey Cowper in the fourth-anniversary update to the 2012 report, A Criminal Justice System for the 21st Century.
Government is acting to ensure greater safety and protection of those experiencing or are at risk of family violence, by using professional process servers for delivery of protection orders at no cost to applicants, in all regions of the province.
Today’s generation celebrated the historic actions that ensured the right to vote for women in B.C. in front of an audience of more than 400 attendees at the Vancouver Law courts.
Leaders of B.C.’s justice and public safety sector came together for a discussion of services and supports to benefit people with mental-health or substance-use disorders who are in contact with the criminal justice system.
The B.C. government has passed an order in council that gives the commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered indigenous Women and Girls the authority to examine matters within jurisdiction of the province.
Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton has released the following statement:
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