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Opening remarks and Land Acknowledgment

1:00 pm – 1:20 pm

The Domestic Violence Offender Navigator and Domestic Violence Officer program

1:20 pm – 2:50 pm

Information will be presented on the extent of Domestic Violence in Nova Scotia and the roles of the Domestic Violence Offender Navigator, Domestic Violence Officer and the Domestic Violence Case Coordinator and how they work as a team to prevent and reduce further harm to victims of Domestic Violence.

Evaluation Outcomes of the DVON programme to date:
Q and A Moderated by Cpl. Deepak Prasad

Stretch Break for 10 min

2:50 pm – 3:00 pm

What works well and what are some of the challenges when working with male offenders of Domestic Violence.

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

  • James Maynard, Clinical Social Worker, New Start Counselling (the experience of working with male offenders of the Halifax Domestic Violence court).
  • Maher Masalmeh, Counselling Therapist, New Start Counselling (the experience of working with newcomers to Canada).
  • Mario Rolle, Social Worker (the experience of working with male offenders of African descent).

Q and A Session

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Closing remarks and introduction to the next day’s program.

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Welcome and announcements

1:00 pm – 1:10 pm

Keynote speaker: “IPV, trauma and gender: developing a coordinated community response”.

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm

  • Tod Augusta Scott, Clinical Social Worker, Executive Director of Bridges Institute, Truro.

“A creative and innovative approach to working with male offenders of domestic violence that includes a residential experience”.

2:10 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Nara Fedozzi, Program Director of “Safe at Home” a project of Rowan House Society, Alberta.
Q and A moderated by Cpl. Deepak Prasad

Stretch break

3:00 pm – 3:10 pm

“ How male offenders of domestic violence who were incarcerated can successfully re-enter their community and re-establish their lost relationships”.

3:10 pm – 3:50 pm

  • Virginia Canning, Program Officer, Correctional services Canada (CSC) will present the twelve week Maintenance Program for male offenders leaving incarceration.

“Circling back”

3:50 pm – 4:15 pm

  • Marlee Jordan, Evaluator of DVON. This presentation will demonstrate the value of circling back to the theme “sooner than later” and stimulate participants to take ideas from the symposium back to share with their communities.

Q and A Session

4:15 pm – 4:50 pm

Closing of Symposium

4:50 pm – 5:00 pm