WHO WE ARE
KFACC consists of representatives from agencies providing services for victims of partner abuse and sexual violence, their families, and agencies that work with perpetrators.
We include organizations working throughout the city of Kingston, Frontenac County, and in some parts of Lennox & Addington County.

The sectors represented on our committee include law enforcement and justice, shelter and housing, health, mental health and counselling support.
The different perspectives and expertise we each bring to KFACC enable us develop a full understanding
of the challenges, issues and priorities for our clients, our communities, and one another.

We are dedicated volunteers working together to advance our common mandate to end violence.
KFACC serves as a collective voice used to address the issues in a clear, focused, effective way.

WHAT WE DO
KFACC’s mandate is to contribute to the eradication of violence by promoting individual and community awareness of issues relating to domestic and sexual violence,
and to support a coordinated community response to these issues.
In fulfilling our mandate we have assumed a leadership role in developing many important projects over the years.

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OUR PROTOCOLS

In 2003, CCADAOW developed a Partner Abuse Protocol for service providers. The Sexual Assault Protocol was launched in 2008 by the Sexual Assault Emergency Protocol Committee. Both now managed by KFACC, these documents have helped establish a coordinated community response to sexual and domestic violence. They set out guidelines and best practices for providing services to victims, and facilitate strengthened communication and cooperation among service providers.

KFACC Protocol Acknowledgement

It is widely acknowledged that sexual assault and domestic violence is a gender based crime. However KFACC recognizes that racialized persons, persons with disabilities, trans-persons, non-binary and those in the LGBTQ community are also disproportionately affected by violence through deep-rooted systemic oppression. KFACC acknowledges that the language in these protocols does not accurately reflect the reality of all who have experienced violence. We recognize the power and privilege that is represented in the signatory partners and member agencies, and the bias that is present.  KFACC is committed to ensuring our protocols and operations better reflect the community of KFL&A and are working towards changes that better reflect an anti-racist/anti-oppressive (AR/AO) framework and promote equal access to all.

Anti-oppressive:
Strategies, theories, and actions that challenge socially and historically built inequalities and injustices that are ingrained in our systems and institutions by policies and practices that allow certain groups to dominate over other groups.

Anti-Racism:
An active and consistent process of change to eliminate individual, institutional, and systemic racism as well as the oppression and injustice racism causes.

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is Canada’s leading agency dedicated to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society.

Partner Abuse Protocol

KFACC Partner Abuse Protocol

Sexual Assault Protocol

KFACC Sexual Assault Protocol

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