Collaboration

HomeFront is a core partner in Calgary’s Specialized Domestic Violence Court. The Court uses a team of experts in order to ensure appropriate and timely responses to domestic violence incidents with the needs of the family kept at the forefront. HomeFront brings together social service agencies, law enforcement and the criminal justice system to:

  • Protect the community through the provision of services to the victim, including advocacy, information and treatment services that promote the safety of the victim and facilitate their active involvement in the criminal justice process
  • Hold the offender accountable through the imposition of legal sanctions and provision of opportunities for treatment and rehabilitation
  • Increase accessibility of diverse groups and populations to the justice system
  • Reduce gaps and avoid duplication of service through coordination and collaboration within the justice system and between the justice system and broader community
  • Increase public confidence in the justice system by providing a more immediate and appropriate response to domestic violence