Introduction to Criminal Law in a VAW Context (Violence against Women)

Do you work with women who have experienced physical or sexual violence, or criminal harassment, who are involved with the criminal court system, (or who are considering becoming involved)?

Then this webinar is for you. 

Presented by Springtide Resource Inc., and feminist lawyer Pamela Cross, it draws on Springtide’s self-directed online training, Love, Sex, Violence and Crime:  An Overview of Criminal Law and Violence against Women

This one hour webinar will provide participants with a basic familiarity and understanding of:

  • Canada’s two court systems (federal and provincial)
  • The roles of key players within the criminal system, including police, Crown Attorneys, defence lawyers, duty counsel, victim services, judges, the accused and the woman who has experienced abuse
  • Common charges under both the Criminal Code and the Provincial Offences Act
  • The ‘Jargon’ of the court system
  • Your role as the advocate

**Includes a downloadable PowerPoint Presentation, links to online resources, and an opportunity to ask questions to the presenter.

Your Legal Rights Webinar

(recorded on Thursday, May 3, 2012)