“A New Day” Program Extended Until June

Minister's Review of A New Day Program (GNWT)

The New Day program will continue to serve clients in Yellowknife until June 2017.
Justice Minster Louis Sebert says while the counseling service for men who use violence in relationships has been extended, it may be delivered by a different agency.
“Who will be the provider that is yet to be determined. We have extended the current program for another six months, so there is no gaps in service,” Sebert told reporters on Wednesday.
Sebert says the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre can re-apply to deliver the program.
“Those in joint groups are more likely to finish the 20 day program, than those who were in the program in one on one sessions. While we’re happy with the program there may be some tweaking required in how the program is rolled out in the future,” Sebert explained.
He also notes that delivering a similar program in other communities outside the capital is hopeful, it would rely heavily on having qualified staff to deliver it.
The New Day evaluation report was released on Wednesday.

About the Author

Josh Campbell
Josh Campbell has returned to the CKLB News Team. He worked as a sports writer in New Brunswick, prior to graduating from Loyalist College in Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario. Between journalistic duties in the NWT and Yukon, Campbell was a speechwriter for former NWT MP Dennis Bevington, and Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya.

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