Family Violence Intervention Court

NDP Critic for the Status of Women Gerry Rogers

NDP Critic for the Status of Women Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says time is running short for the province’s eight Women’s Centres. With the end of the fiscal year coming in less than two weeks, staff and volunteers around the province are unable to make plans to continue their critical work.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says the contents of a mandate letter from the premier to the Justice Minister are a sign of hope for a campaign she has been carrying on for almost two years.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

Last Thursday in the House of Assembly, a clear majority of government members present rose in response to a question from NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

Yesterday in the House of Assembly, NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) challenged government MHAs, saying, “Who on the other side of this House will stand up for the needs of the women and children, victims of violence in their districts and insist government reinstate the [Family Violence Intervention] court immediately?”

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) is among the most outspoken voices calling on government to reverse a 2013 budgetary decision that eliminated the Family Violence Intervention Court.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) said she was pleased to see the Progressive Conservative government adopt yet another long-standing NDP policy initiative by moving towards putting early childhood development under the Department of Education. It has been something New Democrats have been pushing for many years.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) speaks for thousands of people in the province when she asks government to restore funding to the Family Violence Intervention Court. She was appalled at the latest argument used by government to justify the decision to cut the court.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

The NDP Critic for Justice and the Status of Woman continued questioning government in the House of Assembly today in an effort to determine whether the Justice Department did any consulting at all before deciding to shutter the Family Violence Intervention Court last year.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) wants to know if the justice minister spoke with acknowledged experts within his own government before making the decision to abandon the Family Violence Intervention Court in last year’s budget.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

Two days after a demonstration at Confederation Building demanded government reinstate the Family Violence Intervention Court, the NDP Critic for Justice and for the Status Women brought those concerns back into the House of Assembly. Gerry Rogers (MHA, St.

 

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