Peter Jaffe, Ph.D., is a psychologist and Director Emeritus of the London Family Court Clinic, working in the areas of youth crime, domestic violence, child abuse, trauma, and families involved with the courts for over forty years. Peter is the academic director of the Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children, and a professor in the Faculty of Education at Western University.
Peter's extensive publications include articles/books on the effects of institutional abuse on children, battered women, family violence, child welfare, custody and access, youth crime and children exposed to spousal violence. He has been involved in violence prevention work in schools since the 1980s. Peter’s expertise in research, theory and clinical work has resulted in appearances as an expert witness in provincial and federal courts across Canada. He has been actively involved in the issue of institutional abuse of children. He was a consultant to the Honourable Sydney Robbins in his report for the Attorney General of Ontario on sexual misconduct of teachers. Together with Dr. David Wolfe, he was commissioned by the Law Reform Commission of Canada to write a discussion paper on institutional abuse. He has served as a member of the Advisory Council to Justice Normand Glaude for the Cornwall Public Inquiry on historical abuse.