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What does FVA stand for?

FVA stands for Family Violence Act

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These include: amendments to the Criminal Code Act relating to assault on workers so that if you assault someone while they are working or volunteering and injure them, you will go to gaol ; minimum mandatory sentencing for serious assaults to ensure people who commit these offences serve their time in gaol ; Victims of crime assistance amendments to provide more financial assistance for victims of crime ; amendments to the Bail Act and the Domestic and Family Violence Act to enable the courts to order drug and alcohol tests for people on bail or under an order.
Additionally, the Family Violence Act (13) states that any person who examines, treats, attends to, advises, instructs or cares for any child, and suspects that the child has been ill-treated, must report this to a Commissioner of Child Welfare, a social worker or the police.
The Protection Against Family Violence Act was recently amended to include "intimate relationships" and "adult interdependent relationships" within the definition of "family member" in section 1(d).
In 1998, the Alberta Protection Against Family Violence Act came into effect defining family violence as any intentional or reckless act or omission that causes injury or property damage, the purpose of which is to intimidate or harm a family member; any act or threatened act that causes a reasonable fear of injury or property damage, the purpose of which is to intimidate or harm a family member; forced confinement, and sexual abuse.
The Protection Against Family Violence Act will not replace the other ways in which we deal with family violence and domestic conflict under the Alberta Rules of Court and the Criminal Code of Canada, but will supplement those avenues.