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Freedom from Sexual Violence

Event: Distinguishing Between “The Duluth Model”, A Coordinated Community Response (CCR), and a Men’s Non-Violence Program – Webinar



Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Mountain Time)

Presenters: Scott Miller has worked for the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project since 2000 and Melissa Scaia is the executive director of Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs (DAIP) in Duluth and Advocates for Family Peace (AFFP) in Itasca and northern St. Louis counties.

In this webinar, Scott Miller and Melissa Scaia will discuss the difference between:

  • The Duluth Model
  • A Coordinated Community Response (CCR) and
  • Our men’s non-violence program (batterer intervention program)
  • The Duluth Model’s “Coordinated Community Response (CCR) to Domestic Violence,” a partnership between Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs (DAIP), and criminal justice agencies of the City of Duluth and St. Louis County, was named world’s best policy for Ending Violence against Women and Girls in 2014 from the UN Women and the World Future Council

A community using the Duluth Model approach:

  • Has taken the blame off the victim and placed the accountability for abuse on the offender.
  • Has shared policies and procedures for holding offenders accountable and keeping victims safe across all agencies in the criminal and civil justice systems from 911 to the courts.
  • Prioritizes the voices and experiences of women who experience battering in the creation of those policies and procedures.
  • Believes that battering is a pattern of actions used to intentionally control or dominate an intimate partner and actively works to change societal conditions that support men’s use of tactics of power and control over women.
  • Offers change opportunities for offenders through court-ordered educational groups for batterers.

Has ongoing discussions between criminal and civil justice agencies, community members and victims to close gaps and improve the community’s response to battering


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