The Domestic Violence Unit networks and liaises with local shelters, community/government agencies, the Crown, Probation and Parole Services, Victim Witness Assistance Programs, local Children’s Aid Societies, and other local services and community representatives responsible for responding to issues relating to domestic violence occurrences.
The Unit acts as a liaison and advocate for Women’s Shelters.
The Domestic Violence Unit works in conjunction with the Hamilton Police Service’s Victim Services Branch. Together, they form a domestic violence and high risk case management team, where they manage high risk offenders, and assist in the successful prosecution of serious domestic violence offenders; while supporting the victims of domestic violence.