Registration open: Sooner Than Later conference
"In 2020, through funding under “Standing Together: a provincial action plan to prevent domestic violence,” a Domestic Violence Offender Navigator (DVON) was hired to work with the Halifax Regional Police’s Domestic Violence Officer (DVO). The goal was to support high risk offenders of domestic violence access services sooner rather than later.
This symposium will demonstrate the value of the DVON position and share narratives of offenders and community partners who have benefitted from the programme. Several presenters, some of whom are practitioners and some of whom are creative thinkers, will highlight how important it is to help offenders early in order to prevent further harm.
Although this symposium has a focus on male identified offenders of domestic violence it is recognized that a minority of female identified offenders of domestic violence also need support."