Partner Assault Response Program

Funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Ontario Victim Services, Banyan’s Partner Assault Response (PAR) program delivers a specialized community-based program to individuals who have been court ordered to attend the program in response to charges involving domestic violence. 

The PAR program gives offenders the opportunity to examine their beliefs and learn non-abusive ways of resolving conflicts, as part of the court or probation conditions. Through this program, our staff also offer support to the victim(s) of the domestic violence.

Referrals may come from Coordinated Prosecution, Early Intervention, and Probation and Parole when circumstances exist that suggest domestic violence is a factor. After referral, individuals are responsible for contacting the PAR program to arrange an intake. There is a fee for the PAR program. All participants will be engaged in the process of payment planning.

The PAR program consists of twelve weekly group sessions of two hours in length. The objective of the program is to promote non-violent behaviours and non-controlling attitudes.

The program’s group education and counselling sessions support participants to work towards learning:

  • Domestic Violence Defining Abuse
  • How Beliefs and Attitudes Affect Behaviour
  • The Effects of Abuse on Children, Partners and Self
  • Understanding Triggers / Warning Signs
  • The Impact of Substance Abuse
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Respectful Communication
  • Dealing with Conflict
  • Responsibility and Accountability

For more information please contact:

Phone: 289-246-9064

Hours of Service:

Monday to Friday – 8:30 – 4:30 pm
(closed weekends & statutory holidays)


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