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.
Evaluating a Coordinated Community Response
Developing and maintaining a coordinated community response to address domestic violence is a multifaceted undertaking that involves many different agencies and types of intervention and is influenced by complex political and social networks. The daunting task of evaluating the implementation of domestic violence interventions and their outcomes can seem overwhelming, if not impossible. Community practitioners struggling on a daily basis with the crises generated by domestic violence may view evaluation research as the concern only of academicians or administrators when funding sources demand it. During the past three decades of social program evaluations, it has become clear that evaluations frequently do not hold definitive answers about the success of programs. If this is ...