Wheels for ChangeWhat's Working 




An award-winning documentary and facilitator’s guide developed by:
Michael Paymar, Laura Goodman and the late Ellen Pence



The documentary, With Impunity and its facilitator's guide:

  • Challenges and explores the notion that men's violence against women is an individual problem, committed by a few troubled men.
  • Explores the impact of our culture which produces men who batter, men who rape, men who purchase women for sex and men who consume violent pornography.
  • Is based in part on the work of the late Brazilian educator Paulo Friere, and is created to cultivate every person’s ability to critically look at their world.
  • Encourages public and political discourse.
  • Assists advocates in organizing community dialogues to develop concrete social change activities that challenge community organizations to seek solutions to end gender-based violence.






Distinguishing between "the Duluth Model", a Coordinated Community Response (CCR) and a Men's Non-Violence Program


In this webinar, Scott Miller and Melissa Petrangelo Scaia discused the difference between:

  • The Duluth Model
  • A Coordinated Community Response (CCR) and
  • Our men's non-violence program (batterer intervention program)


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Duluth Blueprint for Safety

Duluth Blueprint for SafetyOn Thursday, January 29, 2015, the City of Duluth and six criminal justice agencies announced the adoption of a new collective domestic violence policy. The Blueprint for Safety strengthens the city’s Duluth Model coordinated community response to domestic violence cases.


The City of Duluth was selected in 2011 as one of three national sites for the Blueprint for Safety Adaptation Demonstration Initiative, a project of the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, in partnership with Praxis International, a national training organization with offices in Duluth and St. Paul. (Other sites are New Orleans, LA, and Shelby County/Memphis, TN). Duluth is the second of the three demonstration sites to adapt the successful St. Paul Blueprint for Safety, developed in Minnesota in 2010.


Get the Duluth Blueprint for Safety










Future Policy Award 2014

"The Duluth Model": Coordinated Community Response (CCR) wins prestigious international prize for best policy worldwide

Out of 25 international nominations, the "Duluth Model" was the only policy to be awarded the 2014 Future Policy Award for Ending Violence against Women and Girls, or Gold Award. The Future Policy Award is the only international award which recognizes policies rather than people, and the "Duluth Model" is the first humanitarian policy to be honored in the history of the award.

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