Alberta residents can apply to find out the potential risk posed by their current or former partner if they have a documented history of abuse through The Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence Act — also called Clare’s Law.
You — or someone you designate — can submit a Clare’s Law application by going to https://www.alberta.ca/clares-law.aspx. The website clarifies who can apply, what information will be disclosed, and how the information can or cannot be used.
Through the application process, you can also indicate that you would like to receive social service support. This support, alongside the care of friends, family and colleagues, can help you take steps to build a safer, healthier life.
Sagesse has been contracted by the Government of Alberta to connect Clare’s Law Applicants with social service providers across the province. This support will be customized to your location and personal experience of abuse and coercive control.
If you are feeling afraid in your relationship, or know someone who is, we encourage you to access the supports offered through the Clare’s Law application process. We’re here to help.
If you would like support or help to navigate the process, please contact us.
The Clare’s Law Social Service Response Network stretches across Alberta and includes community and regional networks, organizations and individuals experienced in supporting clients of all backgrounds and experiences of abuse. When a Clare’s Law applicant requests social service support, they are referred to an appropriate agency in Alberta. If your organization is interested in applying to be part of the network, please fill out this form.