The establishment of the NACAFV is in the spirit of Aboriginal people taking responsibility and ownership for addressing the issues surrounding family violence. The NACAFV can serve many stakeholders by acting as a national clearinghouse for on-the-ground information, by developing standards and training programs. NACAFV as an organization has its basis in a consultative process that respects and recognizes Aboriginal knowledge as necessary for the effective provision of family violence intervention and prevention to Aboriginal peoples.
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This six-page manual seeks to clarify both what the aim of this Supreme Court decision (the Gladue Decision) was and what it means for Aboriginal people involved in the criminal justice system. It also has a section on how NCSA courtworkers can use the Gladue Decision when representing their clients in court.
This site offers a number of publications for people who are working in the area of family violence prevention for Aboriginal communities - both on- and off-reserve. The website is a joint initiative of Gignoo Transition House Inc. and Public Legal Education Service of New Brunswick and is designed for use across Canada.
Most asked questions related to federal programs and services available to Aboriginal people in Canada.