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 summary of feedback received from consultation

Summary of feedback received at LAO’s consultations on the development of a Domestic Violence Strategy

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), as the provincial legal aid agency, has a primary responsibility to promote access to justice for low-income Ontarians, including those who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence. LAO recognizes the barriers and hardship experienced by domestic violence survivors, and prioritizes improving services and expanding access to justice for clients who […]


Dispelling the myth about gender and domestic violence

Content Warning: This post includes descriptions of violence.

LAO began developing its Domestic Violence Strategy by looking at our services through the lens of a client who has experienced or is experiencing domestic violence. This is one in a series of posts exploring the legal needs of domestic violence clients. Late last year, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) started mandatory domestic violence awareness training […]