Legal and Justice Brief

Content:
Women fleeing domestic violence have to manage multiple and interrelated legal issues in criminal, family and child protection systems. The criminal law is a branch of public law and is primarily concerned with protecting the safety of individuals. Family law is a branch of private law designed to regulate the rights and responsibilities of family members upon the breakdown of a family unit. The child protection system is often referred to as part of the family justice system but involves government-initiated proceedings focused on the safety of children.

Article Summary:
Women fleeing domestic violence have to manage multiple and interrelated legal issues in criminal, family and child protection systems. The criminal law is a branch of public law and is primarily concerned with protecting the safety of individuals. Family law is a branch of private law designed to regulate the rights and responsibilities of family members upon the breakdown of a family unit. The child protection system is often referred to as part of the family justice system but involves government-initiated proceedings focused on the safety of children.



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2016 09 30_KWS_LegalandJusticeBrief.pdf
2016-10-11 09:21:07Communications