Partner Assault Response Program (PAR)
The Partner Assault Response (PAR) program is a Domestic Violence Court initiative that delivers 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.
Eligibility criteria: Services available to adult offenders who are 18 years of age or older at the time of offense, who have been charged with an offense involving domestic violence against their partner and have been ordered by the court to attend the program. Services are also available for victims/partners of the individual who has been ordered to attend.
Funding source: Ministry of Attorney General; Fees are charged from clients referred for PAR. Fee scale is set up by the Ministry according to income and number of dependents. Fees collected is part of the program funding.