Project Managers' Guide to Performance Measurement and Evaluation

APPENDIX 1: Family Violence Initiative Logic Model for the Department of Justice

The Family Violence Initiative Logic model describes the linkages between the FVI activities and its outcomes. The FVI Logic Model presented here updates the 2000 version and was developed based on discussions and workshops with DOJ FVI staff.

There is an overarching Logic Model for the DOJ component of the Family Violence Initiative. This Logic Model summarizes the key components of DOJ FVI activities and outcomes in the area of policy, programs and research.

The elements include:

Activities:
An operation or work process internal to an organization intended to produce specific outputs (e.g., products or services). Activities are the primary link in the chain through which outcomes are achieved.
Outputs:
Direct products or services stemming from the activities of a policy, program or initiative.
Reach:
The individuals and organizations targeted and directly affected by a policy, program or initiative. Reach includes both target groups or populations, as well as co-deliverers, partners, and others who are involved in the success of the DOJ FVI.
Client Groups:
range of players whose actions are influenced by DOJ FVI activities and/or outputs and whose actions influence the Department are the relevant client groups. There are national and international client groups.
Outcomes:
An external consequence attributed to an organization, policy, program or initiative that is considered significant in relation to its commitments. Outcomes are described as direct (within 1-3 years), intermediate (within 3-5 years) or final (5‑10 years).

These timelines are appropriate for an initiative or program, but may be adjusted to accommodate shorter-term projects.

Family Violence Initiative - Justice Component Logic Model

Family Violence Initiative - Department of Justice Canada Logic Model

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