Consultation results to help shape recommendations
“Every day, I meet women who are very much challenged and marginalized by the present system,” says Marianne Park, a group facilitator, trainer and researcher in the field of violence against women who serves as an Advisory Group member for the project. “I wasn’t involved in the consultations, but I could imagine women saying those things. It rang very true.”
The consultation results, released in September, highlight the experiences of 100 social workers, lawyers, judges, counsellors and individuals involved in family law. They will be paired with the LCO’s own research, commissioned background papers and other public and constituency input to help the LCO develop recommendations on family law reform.
“They’re lending credence to what many of us have been saving for years,” says Park. “At last we have the political will and influence to make change happen.”