Joint submissions on the BC Law Institute consultation paper on Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act
West Coast LEAF collaborated with Rise Women’s Legal Centre and lawyer Frances Rosner on submissions in response to a consultation paper by the BC Law Institute about possible reforms to child welfare law. Our submissions were developed in consultation with a group of front-line family support organizations, anti-violence advocates, family law experts, and feminist legal advocates with expertise in child welfare. In our submissions, we call for policy recommendations that align with the knowledge of Indigenous families and communities, family advocates, and leading social scientists. We urge the BCLI to advance a prevention-based framework focused on supporting families and creating accountability for government.