LAW ENFORCEMENT & Justice-RELATED MEMBERS OF CDVC
The legal needs of those who have experienced domestic violence are broad and diverse, spanning both criminal and family courts. Lack of coordination between the courts can create added stress for already traumatized victims. If those who are impacted by domestic violence are unable to navigate the complexity of our legal system to access the remedies provided by law, then our legal system has failed them.
Calgary Legal Guidance
Calgary Legal Guidance exists to provide legal assistance and information to disadvantaged persons who would not otherwise have access to such services.
Calgary Police Service
In concert with other agencies and the citizens of Calgary, the Calgary Police Service strives to preserve the quality of life in our community by maintaining Calgary as a safe place to live, work and visit.
Community Corrections and Release Program Branch, Alberta Solicitor General
The Community Corrections and Release Program offers community based programs to adult and youth offenders through a network of 43 community corrections offices and two attendance centers located in 36 separate geographic locations in Alberta.
HomeFront is a non-profit organization that collaborates with the justice system, police and community partners to reduce domestic violence in Calgary and the surrounding area.
Clients come through referrals from Calgary Police Service. Once a client is referred, HomeFront ensures they have a voice, a friend and an advocate.
Legal Aid Alberta, Family Law Office
With offices located in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Wetaskiwin, the Family Law Office (FLO) assists clients who have a family law legal problem and who have qualified for services through Legal Aid Alberta. FLO staff lawyers provide legal representation to clients in all levels of court for matters including:
- separation and divorce
- custody, access, parenting orders, contact orders
- child maintenance and spousal support
- child protection/child welfare
- matrimonial property disputes
- representation of children
- grandparent contact orders
- Hague Convention applications
- Emergency Protection Order