The government of Saskatchewan will be conducting a review of deaths resulting from domestic violence.
A panel of six people from different agencies will be looking at three to five closed cases this summer as part of a pilot review.
Justice Minister Gordon Wyant says they’ll be looking into the circumstances of each case to prevent similar deaths.
“They’ll be looking at commonalities in those cases, seeing whether our programming is effective and what changes we need to make to our programming, or whether we need to take the resources we use for domestic violence programming and redeploy it in different ways.”
The government also hopes to have members of the police and RCMP as part of the panel.
The findings from the pilot review will be discussed sometime this year, at which time the panel will begin a formal review of death cases from 2005-2014.
In 2016-17, the Government says it will invest more than $11-million to support interpersonal violence and abuse services including transition houses, sexual assault services and family violence outreach services.
A new emergency shelter in Melfort opened on June 13, 2016.
It is the first new transition house built in Saskatchewan through government funding since 1989.