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April 10, 2013 - The Georgia Straight - Written by Gail Johnson
Jocelyn Coupal, a Vancouver lawyer and domestic-violence-prevention advocate, says,....“People with a history of violence are much more likely to engage in future violence,” “What did Rihanna tell Oprah about her background and Chris’s background? They came from abusive homes, both of them, where their fathers were abusive to their moms....“The most dangerous thing an abused woman can do is leave without a safety plan,” Coupal says in a phone interview. “If you leave, they are going to try to get you back and they will do whatever they can to achieve that end.”…

December 13, 2010 - The Huffington Post - Written by Randy Susan Meyers
The warning signs of domestic violence are complicated and simple. It’s difficult to read that perfect family where nothing seems out of place, but sometimes we turn away from the obvious, from our neighbor shouting, “I’m going to kill you........For those in or aligned with rocky relationships, some signs mandate close attention. These risk factors are from Jocelyn Coupal, in a sheet titled, “Spotting The Signs — Before Someone Dies...

November 25, 2010 - Vancouver Sun - Written by Kathy Corrigan
The B.C. Coroner's Service recently conducted a death review panel that looked at a number of domestic violence murder cases, resulting in several important recommendations…including the Langley Domestic Violence Program, the New Westminster Domestic Violence Response Team…

June 20, 2010 - Vancouver Sun, A14 The Editorial Page
Domestic violence: Stop the studies and do something...

June 01, 2010 - The Canadian Press – Written by Dirk Meissner
A panel that reviewed 29 domestic violence deaths in British Columbia is calling on the provincial government to ensure swift justice…

June 01, 2010 - BCLocalNews.com - Written by Tom Fletcher - VICTORIA
More than one in 10 of homicides in B.C. is a result of domestic violence...

May 2010 - Report to the Chief Coroner of British Columbia: Findings and Recommendations of the Domestic Violence Death Review Panel
The panel wishes to highlight two recent examples of collaborative approaches to domestic Violence worth considering: Langley Domestic Violence Pilot Project…

December 16, 2009 - VANCOUVER/CKNW(AM980)
BC needs to do more to reduce domestic violence….a good example to follow might be a pilot project in Langley…

September 28, 2009 - Globe & Mail
The Langley pilot project is exactly what I’ve recommended,” she said. “It is essential and it is needed…

April 19, 2008 – Globe & Mail – Cover Story: Domestic Violence: Spotting the signs - before somebody dies - Written by Justine Hunter
"The red flags are there but the problem is in the coordination", says the Crown prosecutor behind a new pilot project...