Access to Civil and Family Justice: A Roadmap for Change

This document aims to help all stakeholders in the justice system develop consensus priorities for civil and family justice reform and encourage them to collaborate to improve access to justice. The Action Committee identified four priority areas: access to legal services, court processes simplification, family law, and prevention, triage and referral. This report combines the work of these four working groups and identifies a national roadmap for improving the ability of all Canadians to access the justice system. This report aims to promote a broad understanding of access to justice and of the access issues facing the civil and family justice system and to identify and promote a new way of thinking to guide reform. This report provides a multi-sector national plan for reform with concrete development goals.