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.
FREE Webinar- "What is the Duluth Model"
Michael Paymar The Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (DAIP) recently received the Gold Future Policy Award from the World Future Council in Geneva for creating and implementing the Duluth Model. This prestigious award celebrates exemplary international laws and policies.
Despite international recognition, the Duluth Model has its critics. Some of the criticism stems from philosophical differences of the principles of a Coordinated Community Response (CCR) and some detractors raise issues about the DAIP's program for offenders. Some people simply don't know what the Duluth Model is.
Michael Paymar, co-founder, will provide a history of the Duluth Model, help sort through some of the confusion and misinformation about the model, lead a discussion on why the Duluth Model is successful, and how it can be adapted to different jurisdictions.
"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.