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New Grant to Explore Risk Factors Among Domestic Violence Offenders

Katreena Scott alongside a dynamic research team has been awarded a major SSHRC Insight grant for a project entitled, “Examining the importance of dynamic risk factors for predicting recidivism and promoting change among domestically violent offenders.” Among project objectives, the four-year funding award will allow the research team to examine the contribution of dynamic risk factors to the prediction of domestic violence offending and to help improve upon interventions for offenders by conducting a process and outcome evaluation of a current intervention initiative targeted for moderate to high-risk domestic violence offenders. Katreena will be working alongside a number of researchers and community partners, including Tim Kelly, Lisa Heslop, Ron Hoffman, Michael Gobeil, Katelyn Andrew, Nicole Brault, Kelli Russell, Corey Allison, Evelyn Vingilis, Myrna Dawson, and Peter Jaffe.

Gender Bullying Project on CBC’s Ontario Morning

Sarah Scanlon discussed the Gender Bullying Project with Ontario Morning’s Wei Chen on April 15, 2015. Centered in the Thames Valley District School Board, this project has uncovered critical insights regarding attitudes of students towards sexualized violence. Scott Lab graduate student Adira Winegust is conducting an ongoing evaluation of a program designed to reduce sexual violence and cyberbullying. Results of the five week prevention program have been positive.

Listen to the podcast here. The segment with Sarah Scanlon begins just after 20 minutes.