Domestic Violence Strategy

The Domestic Violence Strategy is LAO’s commitment to the development and delivery of services and programs for legal aid clients who are subjected to domestic violence.

Domestic violence is a serious social problem that occurs within a familial context, including within extended family. It includes any use of physical or sexual force (actual or threatened), as well as any abuse of a non-physical nature (like emotional, psychological, or financial). It includes intimate-partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse, and abuse in a caregiving relationship.

Our domestic violence strategy outlines the ways in which LAO is committed to improving its policies and service delivery to better assist victims of domestic violence.