A new Coroners Service report on domestic violence deaths in B.C. contains nothing but rehashed recommendations.
That’s according to Hilla Kerner with Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter.
“It’s a very, very big report with very soft recommendations and basically nothing new,” she said.
She says the call for better education, safety planning, and information sharing has been made many times before.
Kerner says more drastic action is needed.
“First, criminal justice diligent response, second one is providing women with economic support and the third one is transition houses and rape crisis centres need to be available to any woman, everywhere in the province whenever women need it and we don’t have it,” she said.
Kerner says many don’t ask for help because they don’t trust they will get it.
The Coroners panel looked at 100 deaths in B.C. from domestic violence from 2010 to 2015. The province’s Office of Domestic Violence has one year to act on the recommendations.