The Huron Domestic Assault Review Team (Huron DART) is a cross-sector committee which works together to improve community response to victims of domestic and sexual violence.
DART’s work supports the ultimate goal of a place where all women and children are able to live healthy lives, free from violence.
Evolving since its inception, Huron Domestic Assault Review Team (Huron DART) is an opportunity for
community partners to strengthen linkages and enhance inter-agency cooperation, collaboration, coordination and integration.
We provide training and educational sessions on how to live a life free from violence.
DART Partners include
What Is Domestic Violence Against Women?
In 1993 the United Nations General Assembly declared Violence Against Women as:
‘any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life’.
Intimate relationships include those between the opposite-sex and same-sex partners. These relationships vary in duration and legal formality and include current and former dating, common-law and married couples. Although both women and men can be victims of domestic violence, the overwhelming majority of this violence involves men abusing women.
These crimes are often committed in a context where there is a pattern of assaultive and controlling behaviour. This violence may include physical assault, and emotional, psychological and sexual abuse. It can include threats to harm past or present partners, children, other family members, pets and property. The violence is used to intimidate, humiliate or frighten victims, or to make them powerless. Domestic violence may include a single act of abuse. It may also include a number of acts, which may appear minor or trivial when viewed in isolation, but collectively form a pattern that amounts to abuse.