Justice System Response to Aboriginal Women Who are Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

Establishing Accountability through Community Consultations

The goal of this project is to conduct a community-based analysis of the Canadian justice system processes in cases of intimate partner violence. The project will explore which aspects of the Canadian justice system work for Aboriginal women and their communities and those that do not.

In 2009 Elizabeth Blaney received funding from the University of New Brunswick’s Research Fund. This fund will enable her to hold consultations with Aboriginal women who have been abused, activists and community agencies who work with Aboriginal women. The purpose of the consultations is to build a team that will develop an appropriate methodology to analyze the extent to which the justice system responds to the safety of Aboriginal women who have been abused. Consultations will take place in Fredericton, New Brunswick and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

For more information contact one of the research team members.

Research Team Members

  • Elizabeth Blaney, Research Associate, MMFC
  • Fyre Jean Graveline, UNBC
  • Mary Hampton, University of Regina
  • Norma Dubé, Government of New Brunswick
  • Leanne Fitch, Fredericton Police Force
  • John Martin, RCMP
  • Elder Betty McKenna, Aninishnabae
  • Nation, Shoal River Band
  • Sonja Perley, Government of New Brunswick