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.

Hamilton Abuse Intervention Project: The Aotearoa Experience

Hamilton Abuse Intervention Project: The Aotearoa Experience
Hamilton abuse intervention project: The Aotearoa experience

In July 1991, the Hamilton Abuse Intervention Project (HAIP) in the north island of Aotearoa (New Zealand) was officially launched. Using the Duluth model, the New Zealand project provided an integrated criminal justice and community response to domestic violence. The pilot was 2 years in preparation and operative for 3 years. In 1996, the project dropped its pilot status and now continues to provide advocacy for battered women, education programs for batterers, and monitoring of government agencies. The story of this effort is filled with twists and turns, good decisions and (in hindsight) poor decisions, successes and failures, and an endless supply of political lessons for its organizers. In this chapter, I ...

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