About the authors

Peter G. Jaffe is a Psychologist and Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Education at Western University and the Director Emeritus of the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children. He is the Director Emeritus for the London Family Court Clinic. (More here: https://www.edu.uwo.ca/faculty-profiles/peter-jaffe.html)

Nicholas Bala is the William R. Lederman Distinguished University Professor of Law at Queen’s University and an internationally recognized expert on issues related to children, youth, and families in the justice system, including research focusing on issues related to parental separation. His work is frequently cited by Canadian courts. (More here: https://law.queensu.ca/directory/nicholas-c-bala)

Archana Medhekar is a Certified Family Law Specialist and Accredited Family Mediator-Arbitrator. She is a legal panel member for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer and teaches at York University’s Family Mediation Program. Her practice involves complex cultural family conflicts and gender-based violence issues involving vulnerable populations including immigrants, refugees, women, and children. Her interdisciplinary research has focused on barriers faced by diverse ethno-cultural communities in accessing the justice system.

Katreena Scott is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Ending Child Abuse and Family Violence in the Faculty of Education at Western University. She is the Academic Director of the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children at Western University. She leads an applied research program aimed at ending violence in family relationships, with specific expertise in addressing violence perpetration in men. (More here: https://www.edu.uwo.ca/faculty-profiles/katreena-scott.html)

Research Associate

Casey Oliver is a Ph.D. student in clinical psychology at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She has published in the areas of mental health and domestic homicide, as well as domestic violence in the workplace. Her Ph.D. dissertation is on violence that is perpetrated through technology, with a specific focus on the experiences of women using an intersectional lens.