COLLABORATIVE MODELS FOR WORKING WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CALGARY PRESENTATION TO 2011 PAN CANADIAN CONGRESS OF THE CANADIAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE ASSOCIATION October 28, 2011. Presentation Overview. HomeFront Safe Communities Innovation Fund – Alberta Justice
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COLLABORATIVE MODELS FOR WORKING WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CALGARY PRESENTATION TO 2011 PAN CANADIAN CONGRESS OF THE CANADIAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE ASSOCIATIONOctober 28, 2011
Police Chief Rick Hanson:
“This program is not only about saving people, it’s about breaking the cycle, and I think we’ve done that for a lot of families. But we also know that we’ve only scratched the surface. There’s more work to be done.”
As a result of our integrated, collaborative and proactive intervention, the major systems experience a measurable reduction in chronic calls for service. We have built internal and external capacity to respond to domestic violence in a seamless and timely manner.
Together, the Calgary and Area Child and Family Services, the Calgary Police Service and HomeFront have created the Domestic Conflict Response Team – a seamless integrated response interrupting patterns of abuse and violence in families through quick and compassionate action.
High Risk Management Initiative (HRMI)
October 28th, 2011
Working with specialized agency partners to increase community safety by reducing the perpetration of high-risk domestic violence offences
A NEED IDENTIFIED
To address the unique needs in a high risk relationship and create:
To reduce/prevent chronic and severe incidents of domestic violence (HOMICIDE PREVENTION)
HRMI ORGANIZATIONAL CHART
Committee providing expert support with representatives from Treatment, Mental Health, CFSA, Police, Legal, Victim Support, Housing & Employment, and Corrections. Conducts quarterly meetings to develop policy, system advocacy, resourcing and consultation. (See attached staffing table.)
Committee comprised of representatives from Police, Probation, Treatment, Mental Health, and Victim. Conducts monthly meetings to identifying, screening and accepting/declining proposed HRMI files. Conducts monthly meetings to identifying, screen/assess and accepting/decline proposed HRMI files
Case Management Team
Team consisting of service providers, treatment providers and support services who will create a risk reduction and rehabilitation plan for the offender. Conducts weekly meetings to perform file reviews, ensure client stability, safety and accountability. (See attached staffing table.)
Schedule 3: Staffing Table/Org Chart (Part 2 of 2)