Danielle Bader, University of Guelph
Danielle Bader is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph. Danielle received her B.A. in Criminology at York University (2009) and her M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy at the University of Guelph (2015). Her research focuses on social and legal responses to violence occurring within the context of intimate relationships. Her dissertation will examine how service providers assess and adapt safety planning strategies for women and children residing in rural, remote, and Northern jurisdictions in Canada. Danielle’s Master’s thesis was part of a larger community engaged evaluation research study of a sexual assault and domestic violence protocol implemented in Guelph-Wellington to improve the local response to violence against women. Her thesis was an evaluation of the protocol from the service user perspective and examined whether the protocol improved women’s experiences with service providers upon disclosure of violence, including conducting a risk assessment and safety planning. Danielle works as a Research Assistant on various projects at the Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence at the University of Guelph. Danielle is currently examining gendered differences in the number and types of charges laid in domestic violence incidents.