Office of the Chief Coroner Domestic Violence Death Review Committee annual report released
Dr. William Lucas, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Brampton Office, and Chair of the Domestic Violence Death Review Committee (DVDRC), today announced the release of the 5th Annual Report of the Domestic Violence Death Review Committee.
The Domestic Violence Death Review Committee is a multi-disciplinary advisory committee of experts that was established in 2003 in response to recommendations made from two major inquests into the deaths of Arlene May, Randy Iles, and Gillian and Ralph Hadley. The mandate of the DVDRC is to assist the Office of the Chief Coroner with the investigation and review of deaths involving domestic violence with a view to making recommendations aimed at preventing deaths in similar circumstances and reducing domestic violence in general.
The annual report includes a synopsis of 15 cases reviewed and 33 recommendations made by the DVDRC in 2007.
“By conducting a thorough and detailed examination and analysis of facts within individual cases, the DVDRC strives to develop a comprehensive understanding of why domestic homicides occur and how they might be prevented.”
Dr. William Lucas