Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Family Justice Report Service (British Columbia)

Province/Territory
British Columbia

Type of service
Family Court Services

Services offered
The Family Justice Report Service is provided by the Ministry of Justice, Family Justice Services Division. Through the Service, Family Justice Counsellors are ordered by the court under the authority of section 211 of the Family Law Act, to prepare written reports that assist judges to make decisions on guardianship, parental responsibilities, parenting time and contact. These reports provide objective information to the court about your child and his or her family relationships. Through this assessment and report process, you may be able to resolve your issues, meet the best interests of your child, and not require further assistance from court.

Pilot or ongoing service
Ongoing service

Department responsible
Family Justice Services Division, Ministry of Attorney General

How to access this service
The only way to be referred to the service is by court order. Once the Family Justice Report Service receives both a copy of the court order and the referral form from the court registry, the report will be waitlisted for assignment to a Family Justice Counsellor.

Language(s)
English. Arrangements can also be made for interpreters.

Publications/information
None available

Costs
No charge

Governing legislation/legislative authority
Family Law Act

Contact person(s)
For more information contact the Family Justice Centre nearest you. Addresses and telephone numbers can be found at: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/life-events/divorce/family-justice

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