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.
Building Monitoring and Tracking Systems
[Page 89]This chapter provides a description of monitoring and tracking systems (hereafter referred to as tracking systems) as they relate to responding to domestic violence, drawing heavily on the experience of developing and maintaining a system in Duluth, Minnesota. The philosophy underlying a tracking system is described, followed by a description of tracking systems in general. Our experience in Duluth is emphasized, describing the historical background and current system, followed by a description of benefits and problems based on our experience. The final section, which focuses on what we have learned from developing the Duluth tracking system, includes guidelines for others to follow if they want to take advantage of our experience.
This chapter primarily ...