Family Justice Services response to COVID-19
Last updated: July 9, 2021
Based on the recommendations from the Provincial Health Officer, in-person services are not currently offered at Family Justice Centres and Justice Access Centres. In-person services will resume once local offices have communicable disease plans in place and it is considered safe and appropriate to do so.
- This includes Self-Help Resource Rooms and services provided by justice partners located in the Justice Access Centres
Family Justice Services Division (FJSD) continues to provide a full range of services by telephone and videoconferencing.
- In locations or circumstances where FJSD services are required prior to or as part of a family court process (i.e. Early Resolution Registries and Family Justice Registries), services are available through technology
Family Justice Counsellors and Child Support Officers are available to provide dispute resolution services to families through videoconferencing.
The Family Justice Report Service (FJRS) is currently completing reports using virtual technology. In communities where a report writer lives, they may be meeting children and families outside when physical distancing can be maintained, and when families are comfortable doing so.
Our commitment to serving British Columbians is as strong as ever and we will do our best to continue to provide services to all who need it, just in a different way.
- We recognize the importance of maintaining open communication
- We are available for any questions that you have
- Search for a Family Justice Centre or Justice Access Centre in your community using Clicklaw’s online directory
- Access the Parenting After Separation and Parenting After Separation for Indigenous Families online courses
- Contact Virtual Initial Needs Determination at 1-844-747-3963 to access FJSD services