"Can he change? What would it take for him to change?" - A new framework for advocates to help battered women better understand why men are abusive and what it would take for them to change
Free Video Conference - December 17, 2015 - 2:00 - 3:15pm (CST)
Join us as we discuss a new tool for battered women's advocates.
Intended audience: advocates,victim witness specialists, paralegals, lawyers representing battered women, supervised visitation staff, child advocates, law enforcement advocates
Battered women often seek to understand why the men who say they love them are also violent and abusive to them. This live video conference will provide advocates with a tool and framework to help battered women better understand why men are abusive and what it would take for men who batter to change.
Distinguishing between "the Duluth Model", a Coordinated Community Response (CCR) and a Men's Non-Violence Program
In this webinar, Scott Miller and Melissa Scaia discused the difference between:
- The Duluth Model
- A Coordinated Community Response (CCR) and
- Our men's non-violence program (batterer intervention program)
Duluth Blueprint for Safety
On 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.
"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.