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NCJ Number: 119057 Find in a Library
Title: Integrating Feminist Theory and Practice: The Challenge of the Battered Women's Movement (From Feminist Perspectives on Wife Abuse, P 282-298, 1988, Kersti Yllo and Michelle Bograd, eds. -- See NCJ 119043)
Author(s): E Pence; M Shepard
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter describes the efforts of the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (DAIP) to work toward institutional change in the criminal justice system, and examines several philosophical issues that have emerged from its development.
Abstract: Recognizing the need for an approach that was geared toward the use of community institutions to intervene actively with assailants and impose legal sanctions against those who batter, the DAIP was developed in Duluth (Minnesota). The project coordinates the intervention of law enforcement, criminal justice, and human service and battered women's advocacy programs to provide comprehensive community intervention to assailants in domestic assault cases. The project was also designed to reduce cultural supports for battering by shifting the responsibility for holding batterers accountable for their use of violence from the victim to community agencies of social control. This project was not designed to change men, but to create safe space for women to live in and participate in their communities. 22 references.
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Abused women; Battered wives; Community action programs; Feminism; Minnesota
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