Province Implements Law in Hopes to Reduce Domestic Violence

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.

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