The Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare’s Law) Act gives people who feel at risk of domestic violence a way to get information about their partners so they can make informed choices about their safety. Alberta’s version of Clare’s Law is named after a young woman killed by an ex-boyfriend with a history of violence against women.
People at risk can find out if their partner has a history of:
– domestic violence
– stalking or harassment
– breaches of no contact orders
– other relevant acts
The Right to Ask
Albertans have a right to ask for information regarding their current or former intimate partner’s potential risk for domestic violence.
The Right to Know
Police can apply, through the Right to Know process, to proactively provide relevant information to an individual if they have reason to suspect intimate partner violence is likely to occur.
Supports and Services
During the Clare’s Law process, the applicant and/or person-at-risk will be asked at various times if they want to be connected with social supports. If they do, they will be referred to an appropriate service.
For more information, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/clares-law
Call 911 in an emergency
Call 310-1818 for local supports on family violence (24/7 in over 170 languages)
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