Partner Assault Response (PAR) Program is a specialized community-based group education/counselling program to offenders who have been mandated by the court to attend the PAR program in response to a criminal charge involving domestic violence. The 12 session program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Ontario Victim Services. The program provides offenders with an opportunity to examine their beliefs and attitudes towards domestic abuse, and to learn non-abusive ways of resolving conflict. PAR programs aim to enhance victim safety and hold offenders accountable for their behaviour.
Funding is also provided to offer victim/partners safety planning, support and referrals to community resources, and information about the offender’s progress throughout the duration of the program.
In Muskoka the program runs Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm; In Parry Sound the programs runs Mondays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
For more information: For Muskoka – (705) 645-2262 ext. 1291 or 1-800-245-5036
For Parry Sound – (705) 746-9114 or 1-866-829-7049