More Help For Kids Who See Violence In The Home

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 15:05



A couple of northern Saskatchewan communities will soon see new programming for children who witness domestic violence.


The government is setting aside $370,000 in a joint effort with community partners to expand the Children Who Witness Domestic Violence initiative to La Ronge, Buffalo Narrows, Moose Jaw and Estevan.


Community organizations in those communities will be invited to submit proposals to establish new programs in those centres.


The four existing programs in the Battlefords, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon will also be enhanced.


Justice Minister Frank Quennell says the goal is to help stop the cycle of violence that occurs in homes and communities.


The province developed the Children Who Witness Domestic Violence program in 1994, following consultation with community agencies that identified a need to offer services to children who witness or suffer violence in their homes.