Domestic violence strategy

About the strategy

Legal Aid Ontario's Domestic Violence Strategy aims to strengthen the capacity of lawyers,

frontline workers and management to better serve clients who have experienced domestic violence.

More about the DVS


Domestic violence strategy | Stratégie en matière de violence familiale

LAO releases domestic violence strategy blueprint

As part of its domestic violence strategy, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has developed a three-year action plan. The blueprint comes after months of consultations with survivors, partners in the Violence against Women community and other legal and community service providers. During these consultations, LAO received a lot of feedback on how the organization can enhance […]

Protecting the privacy rights of sex-assault victims

In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that sexual assault victims cannot have police records unrelated to the case used against them in court. LAO supported the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic for Women as an intervener in the Quesnelle appeal. Vincent Quesnelle was convicted of sodomizing two women and sentenced to six years—but the […]