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Domestic violence is a criminal offence. This means that abusers should be charged and prosecuted for violence against their partners.
But for a survivor of domestic violence, going through the criminal court system may be one of the most stressful and intimidating events she will endure. She may fear that her partner will seek revenge if he is charged. She may not be able to afford legal advice, and not know where to begin.
Recently, we introduced you to Shirin, one of our long-time Women’s Counsellor Advocates. Each month, we’ll be shadowing Shirin to give you an idea of what a day’s work is like as a counsellor at Interval House.