New Domestic Violence Legislation Coming Into Effect – Alberta’s Version Of Clare’s Law Will Come Into Effect On April 1, 2021.
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
For more information, see Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare’s Law) Act protocol.