Crystal Giesbrecht (Saskatchewan)

Crystal Giesbrecht

Crystal Giesbrecht is the Director of Research and Communications at the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS), the member association for 21 domestic violence shelters and counselling centres. Crystal is a Registered Social Worker and holds a BA (Hons. in Psychology), BSW, and MSW from the University of Regina and is studying for Graduate Certificate in Forensic Practice. She has worked as a Domestic Violence Counsellor (casual) at a women’s shelter and as a Sessional Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Regina. Crystal’s work at PATHS includes educating member agency staff, professionals, and the public on best practices for supporting survivors of intimate partner violence and abuse, including risk assessment. Crystal is a partnership member of the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP), a five-year project funded by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to conduct research on domestic homicides in Canada.