Tara Borden joined Halifax Regional Police’s Victim Services Unit in 2017 as a Domestic Violence Case Coordinator. Tara’s role supports survivors of intimate partner violence, within the Halifax region, who are at a high-risk of serious injury or death.
Tara graduated from Dalhousie University after completing a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Social Work. In addition, Tara holds undergraduate degrees in Criminology and Sociology from Saint Mary’s University.
Tara has experience working in numerous roles, including, a residential support worker for people with disabilities, a health youth counsellor and a community women’s support worker. Currently, Tara serves as a board member for New Start Men’s Counselling. Previously, she volunteered with the Boys & Girls Club of Dartmouth, Chebucto Connections and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Tara is passionate about supporting those who have experienced intimate partner violence, increasing community awareness education and working with police to support a trauma informed response to victim’s needs.