Lecture examines children and domestic violence

Media Advisory Release Date: November 4, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Members of the media are invited to the 2016 presentation of the Dr. Gordon Wicijowski Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair in Police Studies Lecture, an annual public lecture that addresses issues of direct relevance to policing and social justice in Saskatchewan. This talk, entitled: “Domestic Violence: The Challenge of Taking Account of the Interests of Children”, will examine the ways the justice system often fails to consider children’s needs and views in domestic violence cases.

The lecture will be delivered by Nicholas Bala, Professor in the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University. A leading Canadian expert on legal issues related to children, youth, and families in the justice system, Professor Bala has collaborated with diverse justice system participants – including psychologists, social workers, criminologists and health professionals – to better understand the challenges facing the judicial system in adequately representing children’s best interests – which can involve maintaining a relationship with a parent who has acted violently.

The 2016 Dr. Gordon Wicijowski Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair in Police Studies Lecture will take place:

Monday, November 7, 2016
5:00 p.m.

Luther College Auditorium
University of Regina, main campus

Free parking has been arranged in lots 8 and 13. For more information, visit the series website at www.uregina.ca/arts/public-lectures/law-foundation.html or call (306) 209-0962.

 

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