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 22 domestic violence shelters and counselling centres. Crystal is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Justice Studies at the University of Regina. She is an Adjunct Professor and Sessional Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Regina and previously worked as a Domestic Violence Counsellor (casual) at a women’s shelter. 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).