Coordinated Community Responses to Domestic Violence in Six Communities: Beyond the Justice System. Chapter 3. Descriptions of Community Responses


This chapter presents descriptions of the responses to domestic violence in the six communities that we visited. The descriptions of the two rural sites in Minnesota have been combined into a single report that begins with an overview of the Minnesota community and legal environment. The description of each community is organized into the following sections:

  • Overview of the coordinated response;
  • History and development;
  • Features of coordination;
  • Other community context for domestic violence;
  • Outcomes, issues and future directions.

Following this chapter, three chapters describe the important cross-cutting issues drawn from comparisons across the sites.