The Sunday Edition20:40Lawyer says we need to change the way we assess risk to protect women from domestic violence and save lives
Lawyer says we need to change the way we assess risk to protect women from domestic violence and save lives
2 years ago
Every 2.5 days in Canada, a woman or girl is killed; the vast majority by an intimate partner. Deepa Mattoo is developing a new risk assessment tool that objectively can measure the degree of danger a woman faces, one that can be used by workers in shelters, court employees, the police or healthcare workers. Ms. Mattoo is legal director for the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, one of Canada's largest agencies for women who are suffering abuse.