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  1. In Dignity February 19, 2014 Cpl. Greg Towler G Division Family Violence Coordinator

  2. Family Violence Coordinator • New Position – April 2013 • Recommendation from NWT Family Violence Action Plan • Training – RCMP Members and partners • Liaise with Government/Non-Government Agencies • Review/monitor investigations • Monitor statistics/trends

  3. Partnerships • NWT Network to Prevent Abuse of Older Adults • Coalition Against Family Violence • Protection Against Family Violence Act Designates • Northern and Rural Response to Intimate Partner Violence • Domestic Violence Treatment Option Court Steering Committee • Family Violence Implementation Steering Committee

  4. Stats Canada - 2011 • Senior Victims of Family Violence: • Canadian Average: 61/100, 000 • Northwest Territories Average: • 1, 543/100,000 • Second only to Nunavut

  5. Stats Canada - 2011 • Most common offences of family violence involving older adults: • Common Assault – 52% • Uttering Threats – 20% • Other Serious Assaults – 12%

  6. Other Concerns • Financial Abuse • Neglect • Guilt • Access to Resources

  7. Barriers to Reporting • Victim’s shame/embarrassment • Language • Fear • Resources

  8. Protection Against Family Violence Act • Territorial Legislation • Allow for Emergency Protection Orders and Protection Orders • Supplements protection orders from other acts or statutes • May be obtained whether there are charges or not

  9. Emergency Protection Orders • Victim does not require a lawyer to obtain an EPO • Last for a period of up to 90 days • Can be obtained with the assistance of: • RCMP (in any community in the NWT) • Alison McAteer House: 1-866-223-7775

  10. Protection Orders • Longer-term order • Victims will need the assistance of a lawyer • May require the perpetrator pay for damaged property or attend counselling

  11. Emergency Protection Order & Protection Order • What if Someone Does Not Follow an Order? • The PAFVA makes it illegal to not follow an order.  • If convicted of breaking an order, preventing someone from performing part of an order, or publishing information not allowed under the Act, a person could face a fine up to $10,000 and six months in jail. 

  12. Version 7 – Revised 2011.04.01 Contact Information:(867) 669-5257gregory.towler@rcmp-grc.gc.ca