A month after the announcement of its entry into force in Quebec, a first anti-reconciliation bracelet has been installed on a violent man.
The Minister of Public security, Geneviève Guilbault, made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday evening.
“An offender under control, a relieved woman. More to come. A giant step in the fight against violence against women,” said the Minister.
Today ;today, we installed the very first anti-reconciliation bracelet in Quebec. An offender under control, a woman relieved. More to come. A giant step in the fight against violence against women. Thank you to my @secpubliqueqc teams and partners.
— Geneviève Guilbault (@GGuilbaultCAQ) June 23, 2022
Quebec is the first jurisdiction in the country and the seventh in the world to implement this electronic device.
The purpose of the anti-reconciliation bracelet is to give female victims of domestic and sexual violence a sense of security.
Working thanks to geolocation, the bracelet allows the police to intervene if an offender enters a determined perimeter.
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