Helping adults

Partner Assault
Response (PAR)

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.

The PAR program is held at:
500 Mohawk Rd. W., Hamilton, ON L9C 1X4

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Your responsibility if referred to the PAR program

    After referral, individuals are responsible for contacting the PAR program to arrange an intake.

  • Is there a fee to participate in the PAR program?

    There is a fee for the PAR program. All participants will be engaged in the process of payment planning.

  • What do the PAR sessions consist of?

    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
  • What are the hours of Service?

    Monday to Friday – 8:30 – 4:30 pm

    (closed weekends & statutory holidays)

What people
are saying

The PAR program helped me to become a more mature, responsible and collective person. It helped me to learn how to think before reacting. The group Facilitators were the highlight of the program. They always should the light in any situation.

PAR client

How do I make a referral?

Need more information?

Phone: 289-246-9064

Email: or send us your questions through our Contact Us form.