Evaluation of the Family Violence Prevention Program - Follow-up Report Status Update as of December 31, 2012

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Action Plan Implementation Status Update Report to the Evaluation, Performance Measurement and Review Committee - As of December 31, 2012

Education, Social Development and Partnerships Program

Evaluation of the Family Violence Prevention Program
Approval Date: 02/24/2012
Project Recommendations Action Plan Expected Completion Date Program Response
1. FVPP should ensure that its priorities for shelter services and prevention activities are aligned with program objectives. Following the example of Alberta and Manitoba which have regional boards, FVPP should develop strategy approaches to funding prevention activities including projects that serve multiple communities. AANDC HQ will continue to work with regions on approaches to distribute prevention funds more strategically and to achieve value for money.

AANDC HQ will continue to work with the National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence to support capacity for shelters.
Start: April 1st, 2012



End: March 31st, 2013
 
2. The FVPP should enhance capacity of shelters where feasible. AANDC HQ will work with regions as well as with NACAFV to support capacity for shelters; however, the extent of capacity building will depend on the outcome of policy and program renewals. Start: April 1st, 2012

End: Ongoing
Status: Ongoing (Underway)

Update/Rationale:
As of 31/12/2012

The FVPP supported NACAFV's shelter director conference in December 2013. This event helped enhance shelter capacity by providing training as well as a forum for shelter directors to understand challenges, share best practices, and work together to address common issues.

In addition, the FVPP is developing and testing compliance tools and has conducted site visits to shelters in Ontario and Alberta. These activities are ongoing and will expand to all regions. The FVPP has updated its data collection instrument for 2013-2014 and intends to work further with shelter directors on these for the 2014-2015 data collection instruments.

This work helps to enhance shelter capacity by working directly with shelters to improve working relationships, address challenges and share best practices.

AES: Closed. Processes are in place to address the recommendation. The work will need to be ongoing.
3. The FVPP should establish clear performance measures and targets for prevention activities and the continuum of services. Performance measure such as proxies that can be used to measure incidents and rates of family violence on-reserve. Rates of family violence are difficult to capture on and off reserve, at both an aggregate and community level.

As a result, AANDC HQ will develop performance measures and targets aligned with our current Umbrella Performance Measurement Strategy and will explore measures such as proxies that can be used to measure incidents and rates of family violence on-reserve.
Start: April 1, 2012





End: March 31st, 2013
 
4. The FVPP should strengthen linkages with other departments, levels of government and communities to ensure that shelter services and prevention projects are delivered in a coordinated manner to improve access. AANDC will continue to participate in the federal Family Violence Initiative, and through joint Health Canada/AANDC committee on collaboration, strengthen linkages between on-reserve programs.

AANDC will support where possible, regional gatherings to share information and best practices to encourage coordination at the community level.

AANDC will encourage through its Social Programs National Manual coordination at the community level.
Start: April 1st, 2012



End: Ongoing
Status: Ongoing (Underway)

Update/Rationale:
As of 31/12/2012

The FVPP hosted a teleconference all with regions in December 2012 and shred program updates and updated tools. These calls occur at least twice a year and are an opportunity for regions to share program information with recipients, thereby facilitating access to updated FVPP tools and services, and to support services delivery at the community level.

In November 2012, HQ participated at a meeting of Ontario shelter directors in Thunder Bay, ON and in December 2012, participated at the National Aboriginal Centre Against Family Violence (NACAFV) meeting for shelter directors. Along with shelter sire visits, which have begum in Ontario and Alberta, this work provides an opportunity to encourage collaboration at the community level and begin to address access issues.

AES: Underway. In progress.
5. The FVPP should explore opportunities to build family violence prevention objectives into community planning and processes and integrate service delivery with other prevention programs. AANDC will explore, through its current efforts on the Community Development Framework, options for communities to build family violence prevention into their community-based plans to support integration of service delivery at the community level.

AANDC will encourage through its Social Program National Manual coordination at the community level.
Start: April 1st, 2012



End: Ongoing
Status: Ongoing (underway)

Update/Rationale:
As of 31/12/2012

The updated FVPP 2013-14 data collection instrument assesses efforts at integrating service delivery with other prevention programs by asking recipients to identify their existing partnerships with other governments, organizations, and programs. This information will be useful to determine the extent of community planning processes and integration.

The FVPP HQ team will continue to collaborate with Regions on conducting shelter site visits and will utilize these to encourage integration with other programs and services.

AES: Underway. In progress.
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