Over the past year Counterpoint saw firsthand the increased risk and vulnerability that women survivors of intimate partner violence experienced due to the public health restrictions of the pandemic. In response to this issue, Counterpoint identified the need to better identify women who are at high-risk and create strategies to increase safety for those in this situation. Counterpoint was successful in obtaining funding to carry out a High-Risk Consult Project, that was completed in summer 2021. The project was successful in allowing Counterpoint to test out a model of collaborative interventions to protect survivors. It also, however, highlighted a number of systemic issues that increase the risk and vulnerability of women at high risk. The Infographic summarizes our experience, learnings, and recommendations for urgent action, that came out of the project.
Supporting My Sisters: Developing a Peer Support Network through our Partner Contact Program
The goal of this project is To increase mutual support, learning and community action by building a network among women who receive support through Counterpoint’s Partner.
This project will be supported by partner contact staff who will act as animators to do outreach, promote engagement, facilitate connections between women and support women in identifying both individual and collective goals.
The Injustice of Criminal Justice System: An Action Research Project
This research project is funded by the CWF (Canadian Woman Foundation) to explore the issues facing women who are charged with Domestic Violence.
This action research project will explore the experience of Women Charged with domestic violence relate offences.