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Ministry of Justice releases domestic violence death report

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The Ministry of Justice has released its interim report on domestic violence death in Saskatchewan as part of the Domestic Violence Death Review.


“This report provides us with needed insight into this issue, and I’m very happy to see continued progress on this important issue,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said.  “This report, combined with the work being done by the Domestic Violence Death Review Panel, will provide important information for determining the province’s response to domestic violence.”

The interim report provides aggregate data gathered from the 48 cases of domestic homicide and nine domestic violence-related suicides that occurred between 2005 and 2014.

The report found that:
    •    the majority of the victims were female, and the majority of the perpetrators male;
    •    over one third of the victims were under the age of 21;
    •    nearly two thirds of victims were attacked in their own home.
As part of the Domestic Violence Death Review, the Domestic Violence Death Review Panel is currently conducting an in-depth review of six cases of domestic violence homicide.  Once this review is complete, the Panel will use its findings to make recommendations about the future of the review process and provincial responses to domestic violence.

A final report on the Panel’s finding will be released in fall 2017.

The death review process is a component of Saskatchewan’s broader response to interpersonal violence and domestic abuse.  In 2017-18, roughly $18 million will be provided to community-based organizations across Saskatchewan to deliver interpersonal violence and domestic abuse support services, prevention programming and victims services.

The interim report can be found online at www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/justice-crime-and-the-law/victims-of-crime-and-abuse/interpersonal-violence-and-abuse-programs#laws-to-help-victims-of-violence-and-abuse.

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