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August 11, 2008

Revised information brochures for survivors of family violence

FREDERICTON (CNB) – Two updated publications for victims of domestic abuse have been released by the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick. The Women’s Issues Branch, Executive Council Office, welcomes the release of the revised publications, Victims of Family Violence: Testifying in Criminal Court and Ending Abuse in Your Relationship.

“This is an important day for the prevention of family violence in our province,” said Mary Schryer, minister responsible for the status of women. “Our government is working very hard to educate and increase awareness on this issue.”

Victims of Family Violence: Testifying in Criminal Court answers questions frequently asked by the survivors of domestic violence. It addresses the legal issues regarding family violence, such as testifying against a spouse, and refers victims to the assistance, services and resources that can help survivors navigate the criminal justice system. Funding to update and distribute the revision was provided by Justice Canada.

Ending Abuse in Your Relationship was updated and produced in a new, pocket-sized format with funding from Justice Canada and the Women’s Issues Branch.

“Since copies of these publications are being made available to courts, transition houses and other service providers who may come in contact with victims of family violence, we are hoping these places will have a bigger visibility and it will help victims in dealing with their situation,” Schryer said.

For more information on the department of Justice and Consumer Affairs, visit www.gnb.ca/justice. For more information on the Women's Issues Branch, visit http://www.gnb.ca/0012/Womens-Issues/index-e.asp. For more information on the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick, visit www.legal-info-legale.nb.ca.