Summary

The purpose of this project was to draw attention to the possibility of domestic violence prevention. The Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary aimed to create a comprehensive policy and legislative framework for consideration by the Alberta government which could assess opportunities in the current framework for preventing domestic violence. Researchers based their work on the foundational principal that domestic violence is a social problem and is therefore best solved by strengthening social conditions through effective social policy. The focus of this project was on establishing evidence-based approaches to prevention.