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.

Advocacy for Battered Women: Implications for a Coordinated Community Response

Advocacy for Battered Women: Implications for a Coordinated Community Response
Advocacy for battered women: Implications for a coordinated community response
Melanie F.Shepard

Community intervention projects that focus on institutional reform should not be initiated without an infrastructure of community services in place to provide support to battered women. If these services are not available, a community intervention project must ensure that they are in place before initiating institutional reforms. Creating and maintaining a supportive infrastructure requires collaborative efforts among many community agencies that share mutual goals. Advocates for battered women are the stewards of this infrastructure as they direct, guide, and support battered women while confronting and challenging obstacles to their safety. Because there are excellent resources already available, these services will be discussed only briefly.1

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