YELLOWKNIFE (November 23, 2016) – The Minister of Justice has released the evaluation report on the “A New Day: Men’s Healing Program”. This report will be used to assist the Department in making adjustments to the program in order to improve outcomes for men who are working to stop using abusive behaviours.
Although the current contract for the program ends on December 31, 2016, the funding is ongoing. In order to provide continuity during this transition phase, the Department has initiated discussions with the current service provider for provision of services for the ‘A New Day’ program to June 30, 2017.
During this extension time period, the Department of Justice will use lessons learned from the three-year pilot program to inform the development of a long-term program and its delivery. The program was developed by the Department of Justice for men who have made the decision to take responsibility and change behaviours in their intimate relationships.
The Government of Northwest Territories remains committed to stop the damage caused by family violence in our homes and in our communities.
Justice Minister Louis Sebert will be available via teleconference for questions from the media on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. MST. Please contact Andrew Livingstone, Senior Communications Advisor, for call-in information via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We must ensure this program is meeting the needs of those men who want to learn alternatives to using violence in their relationships. For each man who makes the change to more peaceful solutions, we know we will see less domestic offences. We remain committed as a government to addressing and responding to family violence.”
- Louis Sebert, Minister of Justice
Senior Cabinet Communications Advisor
Department of the Executive
Government of the Northwest Territories
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