CBABC prioritizes Legal Aid for families, mental health patients and 2SLGBTQ+ community in BC Budget 2023 recommendations.
On Friday, June 3, CBABC submitted the 2023 Budget Consultations with priority recommendations for the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. On June 8, CBABC is invited to present to the Standing Committee. This is CBABC’s 20th year participating in the BC Budget submission consultations.
In our submission, we recommend funding for legal aid to expand the scope of coverage for parents and children in family disputes, mental health patients requiring advocacy, and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community needing specialized legal services.
In addition, the justice system is far behind the robust data collection and disclosure protocols of health and public education systems. It requires investment to ensure data collection and disclosure meet public expectations. Of equal importance is funding to complete the digital transformation and modernization of the court system.