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Trying to break the cycle

One year after beginning a pilot project with the hopes of ending the cycle of domestic violence in Calgary, officials say the initiative is working.

One year after beginning a pilot project with the hopes of ending the cycle of domestic violence in Calgary, officials say the initiative is working.

Last year, the Domestic Conflict Response Team was launched with $1.5 million in provincial funding.

“Over the last year this partnership has demonstrated success in being more efficient and effective in meeting the needs of the community,” said executive director of HomeFront Kevin McNichol.

“One of the things we know about domestic violence is it’s a complex issue and it requires a complex answer.”

DCRT client Carma said the program saved the life of her daughter, who is developmentally challenged, brain injured and mentally ill.

“I’m eternally indebted to this support team that is so badly needed in our great city,” said Carma.

 
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