New Domestic Violence Policy Announced
Blueprint For Safety Launch
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The City of Duluth joined six criminal justice agencies in the announcement of a new domestic violence policy.
It’s called the “Blueprint for Safety” and its goal is to stop violence, reduce harm and save lives.
The Blueprint encourages stronger ties between the community and justice systems.
A key feature is that it relies on a strong partnership among criminal justice practitioners and the community.
“The whole point is to help focus on victim safety and offender accountability by coordinating between the law enforcements, prosecutor offices, victim service providers, mental health and health service providers and other members in the community to address issues of violence against women,” said Principal Deputy Director of Violence Against Women, Bea Hanson.
Duluth is the second of three sites to adopt the “Blueprint for Safety.”
The policy was developed in Minnesota in 2010.