The Homefront Model: An Event by Alice House

Jul 6, 2022

On June 23, 2022, we were thrilled to host our friends and partners from Calgary, Alberta to learn more about the HomeFront Model. The HomeFront Model is an evidence-based response to domestic violence; the team spoke with us about what the model is and how data and evaluation had led to improved client and system outcomes. As well, participants were given tools and resources they can use to integrate a similar response. HomeFront is an internationally recognized, best practice domestic violence justice response based out of Calgary, Alberta and reaching as far as Ukraine and Japan.

For more than two decades HomeFront has brought together partners from the justice system, law-enforcement, and various community social service agencies to work collaboratively to reduce domestic violence. Considered the gold standard model, HomeFront intervention results in an 83% reduction in reoffence rates for first time offenders and 75% reduction overall.

The following are the learning outcomes from their presentation:

  1. History of HomeFront and the evolution of the gold standard response during the past 20 years.
  2. Strategies of collaboration that contribute to effective and efficient responses to domestic violence.
  3. How data and evaluation is utilized to inform, enhance and advance the best practice intervention model.

If you weren't able to join us in-person or virtually and would like to learn more, please see recording of the event below. Following the event, the team at HomeFront prepared this document to ensure all questions asked at the event were answered. Please click here to view the Q&A document. Both teams at HomeFront and Alice House believe that sharing information and knowledge like this is an important part of reducing and eliminating intimate partner violence. 

We extend our sincerest gratitude to Maggie, Joy, and Justin for traveling across the country to share their work with our community. To learn more about them or their work, please visit the HomeFront Calgary website.

This event was generously funded by the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women and would not have been possible without them.