The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) has been working on a research project to develop a policy framework for working with victims of crime and witnesses who have capability issues.
Strong policies are necessary to support Crown Counsel in prosecuting cases involving elder abuse- but also to support victims of such crimes. It is important that policies also inform police, court and victim service workers in dealing with this population to achieve consistent response and inter-agency cooperation and collaboration when prosecuting a criminal offence involving an adult with capability issues.
Presenter, Megan Vis-Dunbar, CCEL Staff lawyer who is leading this project, will introduce key information from CCEL’s upcoming report, including:
- Comparative research on Crown prosecution policies related to elder abuse, dementia, and adults with capability issues;
- Recommendations to support BC and federal Crown in developing policies to support best practices in BC.
While this project focuses on Crown Counsel in British Columbia, some of the concepts explored in this webinar will be of interest to residents from other parts of Canada, particularly if they are victim service workers, court staff or police.
Hosted by Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario in partnership with the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law.
More details forthcoming.
Register Now: https://eapon.ca/webinar/VictimWitnessSupport
Webinar provided with an ASL Interpreter
Staff Lawyer, British Columbia Law Institute & Canadian Centre for Elder Law