20 January 2010

BC Announces Domestic Violence Policy

On Monday the provincial Solicitor General's office announced the government's policy response to the coroner's inquest into the 2007 deaths of Yong Sun Park, her son Christian Lee and her parents Kum Lea Chun and Moon Kyu Park at the hands of Park's husband, Peter Lee. The deaths sparked broad public concern into handling of domestic violence cases by the government and police.

According to the press release issued by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, the government will:
  • establish a uniform policy on the investigation of domestic violence complaints, and flag such complaints so that all officials involved are aware the case involves an allegation of domestic violence;
  • establish a specialized domestic violence unit in the capital district, where the murders took place;
  • review deaths relating to domestic violence between 1995 and 2009; and,
  • establish a standard set of bail conditions to be requested when an accused is identified as high risk.


  1. But they're not funding it. Sorry, they're dedicating a whopping $25,000 to the project.

  2. The government needs to give those affected by domestic violence legal aid to those at risk. Without legal help for those who suffer from domestic violence, the problem will continue to grow because once the spouse leaves with the children, or child, the abuse continues... with the supreme court sealing the court documents allowing the abuse to be legal. because the abusive spouse has the funds for a lawyer while the other spouse who has the child or children is on welfare and has no legal counsel... duty counsel don't work because they give a person 10 to 15 min to tell you to do it yourself... the past legal aid lawyers I have witnessed were abusive and beligerent themselves to those who have left abusive spouses and the legal aid lawyers were extremely rude and beligerent due to short fall of money and they could not represent their cases correctly... not only that... but the children suffer because there is no help for them because of a supreme court orders that allow the abuse to continue....

    This is our lovely BC court system, our lovely liberal government this is the children who will be taking over our province .. the ones who are taught that violence is ok because the court approves it by stamping and sealing documents that force children to have to be with their abusive parent... only to be further abused.

  3. it is good