“Choice and the Cycle of Violence” is a recording of comments delivered by
Trish Cheverie, QC, Prince Edward Island Legal Aid Lawyer, on December 6, 2012, at the
Charlottetown Montreal Massacre Memorial Service, organized by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women.
Trish Cheverie has been practising law for 20 years, most of that time with Legal Aid. Her practice is now exclusively criminal defense work, but she has also done family law and child protection work. She worked on the Domestic Violence Court Development Committee commencing in 2004. She was also a member of the Female Offender Re-integration Project Advisory Committee and served for five years on the Premier's Victim Services Advisory Committee. During the winter of 2006 to 2007, Trish was the Canadian International Fellow with the International Legal Foundation, a New York-based, UN-sanctioned NGO mentoring legal aid lawyers in Afghanistan. She received her Queens Counsel designation in 2006. Trish is currently President of the New London Women's Institute. In October, she was elected President of the John Howard Society of Canada, having served on the national board since 2004.
A transcription of these comments is also available here: http://peiacsw.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/choice-and-the-cycle-of-violence-speech-by-trish-cheverie/