New Brunswick seeks cham­pi­ons against in­ti­mate part­ner vi­o­lence

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC -

FRED­ER­IC­TON — A New Brunswick campaign aimed at pre­vent­ing in­ti­mate part­ner vi­o­lence is look­ing for people to become cham­pi­ons to help spread the mes­sage.

A Love Shouldn’t Hurt cham­pion will be ex­pected to ini­ti­ate one ac­tiv­ity per year, such as a com­mu­nity talk, a walk or run, a video screen­ing or any other ac­tiv­ity that en­gages the pub­lic and spreads the campaign mes­sage.

Jus­tice Min­is­ter De­nis Landry says the govern­ment is try­ing to spread the word, but can’t do it alone.

At a news con­fer­ence in Fred­er­ic­ton, Melissa Shea gave an emo­tional speech about how she fi­nally broke free of an abu­sive re­la­tion­ship that had left her sep­a­rated from fam­ily and friends.She en­cour­aged people to have the courage and self-re­spect to get out of such sit­u­a­tions.

Those who suc­cess­fully com­plete the ap­pli­ca­tion process to become a cham­pion will be trained this fall and given a tool kit of re­sources, pro­mo­tional items and up to $500 from the Crime Pre­ven­tion As­so­ci­a­tion of New Brunswick to sup­port their pro­posed ac­tiv­ity.

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