People living in Newfoundland and Labrador now have an avenue to collect information on a current or former intimate partner in situations where they fear for their safety or well-being.
It’s known as Clare’s Law, named after a Clare Wood, a British woman who was murdered by her ex-partner. Her family fought for a disclosure protocol that would enable persons to obtain information from the police about a partner’s documented history of violence.
Applications can be made online or in-person at a police station.
Information must be provided about the person at risk and the person of disclosure, including names, contact information, birth dates and other identifiers.
Applicants must be in a current or former intimate partner relationship, and must be willing to speak with the police.
Application processing times may vary depending on several factors.