The Family Violence Death Review Committee was established in 2013 under the Protection Against Family Violence Act as part of the Children First Act. The Committee is mandated to provide a formal mechanism to review family violence deaths in Alberta.
- analyzes incidents/cases of family violence resulting in death
- identifies systemic issues, trends, risk factors and patterns from the cases reviewed
- reports and makes recommendations to the Minister of Community and Social Services for intervention and prevention strategies to support the reduction of family violence
For more information about the Committee, see Frequently Asked Questions. (PDF, 54 KB)
The Committee reviews all incidents of family violence deaths in Alberta that are related to intimate partner violence. From those incidents, the Committee selects cases for further in-depth review to represent different ages, cultures and ethnicities, relationship statuses and geographical locations in the province. The Committee has the autonomy to select which cases they will review in-depth; there is no referral process for case reviews and the Committee cannot be compelled to review a specific case.
Search the list of public agencies to find the Committee's:
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The Family Violence Death Review Committee is a multi-disciplinary, expert body, composed of individuals who have expertise in the area of family violence. Membership includes representatives from various sectors including legal, law enforcement, mental health and victim advocacy.
The Committee reports to the Minister and members are appointed through a Ministerial Order for a term of 3 years.
Public sector bodies are required to post online the names and compensation paid to:
- all committee members
- employees who earn over a threshold amount (see Public sector body compensation disclosure)
This is a requirement under the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act. The postings are required by June 30 each year and will be maintained for 5 years.
Compensation disclosure file
Download the compensation disclosure for the Family Violence Death Review Committee (CSV, 3 KB).
The Family Violence Death Review Committee publishes an annual report detailing the Committee’s work and family violence deaths for each year. The Minister is accountable to Albertans for the Committee's operations and for tabling the annual reports in the Legislature.
The Committee reports to the Minister of Community and Social Services, through public reports that analyze the circumstances leading to the deaths. The reports include the Committee’s recommendations to support the reduction and prevention of family violence, based on the case in question.