The “Duluth Model” is a widely disseminated approach to community-based intervention in domestic violence. This authoritative and comprehensive volume examines how to develop a response to domestic violence using the Model. Key issues addressed include: enhancing networking among service providers; building monitoring and tracking systems; developing a supportive infrastructure for victims; providing sanctions and rehabilitation opportunities; addressing the needs of children; and evaluating the effectiveness of community response.

An Introduction: Developing a Coordinated Community Response

An Introduction: Developing a Coordinated Community Response
An introduction: Developing a coordinated community response
Ellen L.Pence, Melanie F.Shepard

In 1975, every advocate for battered women in Minnesota met in the upstairs office of Women's Advocates, the only battered women's shelter in the state. We could very likely have fit every advocate in the country in a slightly larger room. For many of the feminists in the emerging movement, this time was filled with excitement and the sense of radical possibilities. Much has happened in the years that have followed: substantial reforms in the criminal justice system, greatly expanded shelter and advocacy services, an industry of domestic violence treatment programs for offenders, and steady growth in research and evaluation activities. An important development was the initiation of community ...

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