January 24, 2014 08:41 ET
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 24, 2014) - Department of Justice Canada
The Government of Canada has contributed $240,350.00 to Nova Scotia for the design and development of specialized family justice services that will respond better to the unique needs of families experiencing a particularly high level of conflict related to a separation or divorce.
This project will focus on three interrelated services for families that Nova Scotia's Early Assessment Approach has identified as being high conflict: the development and implementation of an emotionally focussed education program for high-conflict parents; judicial case management with conciliator coordination; and the development of a judicial benchbook on how best to work with high-conflict families involved in family justice services.
"High conflict in families takes a serious toll on families, on the justice system, and on our society as a whole. Research tells us that children can suffer long-term consequences-and even violence-if they are exposed to high conflict in their family. We want to help prevent this. Our Government is committed to promoting the safety of families going through a separation or divorce and help them focus on the best interests of their children."
"Most parents can resolve their differences constructively during a breakup -- but some can't. The High Conflict Information Program will help families learn better ways to deal with their conflict, and help their children through the breakup. It will also help keep them out of court when they don't need to be there."
- Divorce and Separation
- Family Justice Services
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Paloma AguilarPress SecretaryOffice of the Minister of Justice613-992-4621Media Relations OfficeDepartment of Justice613-957-4207
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