Our History

The Domestic Assault Review Team (DART) of Huron County was formed in the spring of 1992, following a local workshop on “Creating a Coordinated Community Response,” presented by Ellen Pence and Michael Paymar. The Huron DART Committee was the first committee in Canada designed specifically to review the handling of domestic violence cases. At its inauguration, the Crown Attorney and the Executive Director of the Huron Women’s Shelter were appointed co-chairs, and community service providers made a collective agreement to work to improve the experience of victims and hold agencies accountable to the agreed upon protocols for providing services to domestic violence issues in the county. The Huron DART Committee became a model that was replicated in many communities across the Province of Ontario. The Huron DART now addresses sexual violence in addition to domestic violence.

During COVID-19 our partners continue to provide services to support members of Huron County affected by violence.

Huron Domestic Assault Review Team: COVID-19 Service Updates

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger from violence, call 911.

For emergency shelter and safety planning call Huron Women’s Shelter’s 24/7 information and support line: 1-800-265-5506.

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