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.
Enhancing Networking among Service Providers: Elements of Successful Coordination Strategies
Despite years of advocacy efforts in communities across the country, the high degree of fragmentation within the justice system continues to result in serious harm to victims of domestic violence. A recent tragedy in Minneapolis is a case in point. In September 1997, a 48-year-old woman, Ilka Mondane, was shot and murdered by her ex-husband. The previous month, Douglas Mondane shot Ilka's current boyfriend in the foot. On September 5, he pled guilty to the felony-level gun charge. He requested a conditional release that was denied, but his bail was lowered so he could be released and get married while awaiting his formal sentencing, scheduled ...