Violence Intervention Partnership

Faye Luppi


Faye Luppi, Director

207-871-8380 x3985
207-871-8292 (fax)

Mailing Address:
142 Federal Street, Suite 102
Portland, ME 04101

 

 

“Why Do We Need a Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence?"   

A coordinated community response (CCR) can “significantly enhance the effectiveness of the community's response to domestic violence.”  From Linda A. McGuire, Criminal Prosecution of Domestic Violence.  CCR as an intervention strategy was developed by the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (DAIP) in Duluth, MN. DAIP discovered that when different agencies and members of the community worked together, efforts to enhance protection for victims of domestic violence, and to hold offenders accountable, were more successful. The coordination helps to “ensure that the system works faster and better for victims, that victims are protected and receive the services they need, and that batterers are held accountable..”  http://www.stopvaw.org/Coordinated_Community_Response.html  

The following numbers highlight the need for a continued CCR to make our community safer for Maine citizens and their families.

“All the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing.”
Judith Herman