Due to the spread of COVID-19 and the associated health risks for bringing large groups of people together either in a training or in modes of travel, the Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs is investing  in new technology to live stream our training to those who have registered.  Hopefully this will be a temporary measure but for now we believe it’s all of our responsibility to be global citizens and stop the spread of this dangerous virus.

If you have registered for a training and wish to be trained in person, you will be given the option of choosing a seat in any of our upcoming trainings in Duluth or elsewhere in the coming year.  Obviously, we cannot predict the future and will provide updates as the situation unfolds.

The training scheduled for May 12-14 will be live streamed for everyone who has registered unless the choice is made to delay and come to another training later this year. For all future scheduled trainings in Duluth, DAIP’s National Training Project will inform participants on the format for each event 30 days prior to the training.  This will continue until the virus has been contained.

For trainings that are scheduled outside of Duluth, the DAIP will not be sending trainers out until further notice.  Again, we will work with each site to either reschedule or use our online streaming option.  Please feel free to contact our team at the National Training Project to discuss options that best fit your needs.

The DAIP team thanks you for your understanding and cooperation during this time and hope you and your families remain safe through this global crisis.


Scott Miller
Executive Director
Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs

Men’s Nonviolence Program:

  • ALL Orientations and Men’s Non-Violence Groups have been postponed until further notice. We will update this information on Monday, April 6th.

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What is the Duluth Model?

Since the early 1980s, Duluth—a small community in northern Minnesota— has been an innovator of ways to hold batterers accountable and keep victims safe.

The “Duluth Model” is an ever-evolving way of thinking about how a community works together to end domestic violence.


Over several months, we convened focus groups of women who had been battered. We listened to heart-wrenching stories of violence, terror, and survival. After listening to these stories and asking questions, we documented the most common abusive behaviors or tactics that were used against these women. The tactics chosen for the wheel were those that were most universally experienced by battered women.

Duluth Family Visitation Center

DAIP’s Duluth Family Visitation Center (DFVC) works to restore safety and repair harm in the lives of women and children after abuse. The DFVC supervises visits and exchanges with the child and the parent responsible for the abuse. Our focus is building safe and positive relationships.


ALL Scheduled Visits and Exchanges will be cancelled until further notice due to the health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 Virus.

Sundays: 12:00pm to 7:00pm (visits and exchanges)

Mondays: 3:00pm to 7:00pm (visits and exchanges)

Tuesdays: 3:00pm to 7:00pm (visits and exchanges)

Wednesdays: 3:00pm to 8:00pm (visits and exchanges)

Thursdays: 4:30pm to 6:00pm (exchanges only)

Fridays: 3:00pm to 6:00pm (exchanges only)

Saturdays: Closed

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 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.