Rally held to ask government to reinstate family violence court

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At Confederation Building in St. John’s today, a crowd gathered in a rally as part of the One Billion Rising campaign which is demanding the provincial government reinstate the Family Violence Intervention Court.

— Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

Organizers of the event had asked Premier Tom Marshall to respond to their request to reinstate the court in this year’s budget.

A news release notes the court was important and effective. It is supported by the justice system, legal community, victims of violence and organizations working to end violence against women.

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  • Duffy
    March 11, 2014 - 18:11

    This is a "no brainer" it is a waste of $$$$$$. All we need are Judges that send the offenders to jail for extended periods - like years. Instead they give them house arrest that ='s stay home watch TV and enjoy your beer with friends. That is why they repeat!

  • Carol Francey
    March 11, 2014 - 15:09

    Police know alcohol is involved in 95% of domestic violence. Cannabis is a safer alternative and is not associated with violence. www.ccic.net

  • Randy
    March 11, 2014 - 13:52

    This was an NDP rally. Call it wast is is

  • John Q Public
    March 11, 2014 - 13:01

    Another one of the ill-advised cuts made by Mr. Darren King in the last budget. Unfortunately though, this is one of his brain farts that was not reversed!

  • Carol Francey
    March 11, 2014 - 12:44

    Police know alcohol is involved in 95% of domestic violence. Cannabis is a safer alternative and is not associated with violence. www.ccic.net

  • Geri
    March 11, 2014 - 12:33

    This should be a no-brainer, considering all the murders that have been committed against women in NL in the past few years, and the ongoing voilence against women and young girls. It's not acceptable that the government has discontinued the services of this court.