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Our objective is to provide community-based prevention and educational
support group for perpetrators of violence against women (abusers) who are brain injury survivors using a Transformative Justice lens. Research shows that up to 53% of abusers have a pre-existing brain injury. This program is about creating social change and is not a justification for the behaviour of abusers. It is a process of providing education and learning to abusers who are also survivors of brain injury, in an effort to reduce recidivism and break the cycle of violence against women.
Transformative Justice is a framework and approach for responding to violence, harm and abuse. At its most basic, it seeks to respond to violence without creating more violence and/or engaging in harm reduction to lessen the violence. It can be thought of as a way of “making things right,” getting in “right relation,” or creating justice together. Transformative justice responses and interventions
1) do not rely on police, prisons, the criminal legal system, foster care system etc.
2) do not reinforce or perpetuate violence such as oppressive norms or vigilantism; and most important,
3) actively cultivate the things we know prevent violence such as healing, accountability, resilience, and safety for all involved.
The goals for this program are:
- Promote accountability of abusers.
- Promote empathy of abusers.
- Offer education and compensatory tools to abusers/BI survivors aiming to prevent the perpetuation of violence.
- Reduce recidivism rates.
At this time, this initiative is in the early stages of planning and is not yet ready for implementation.
For more information about IPV related BI and The Cridge initiatives, please contact Tori Dach at email@example.com or 778-430-0730
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The Cridge Centre for the Family
1307 Hillside Avenue,
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8T 0A2