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Comparative Perspectives on Gender ViolenceLessons From Efforts Worldwide$
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Rashmi Goel and Leigh Goodmark

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199346578

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199346578.001.0001

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Alternative U.S. Responses to Intimate Partner Violence

Alternative U.S. Responses to Intimate Partner Violence

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Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence

Donna Coker

Ahjané D. Macquoid

Oxford University Press

There is growing feminist discontent with the current focus of U.S. domestic violence intervention strategies. This chapter describes the growing number of “alternative” programs that have developed in the United States as a response to the limitations of the current response. These alternatives include transformative justice projects, which seek to establish the capacity in communities to respond to violence without engaging State systems; restorative justice projects, which often operate in tandem with the formal criminal justice system (or child welfare system), but nonetheless allow a greater measure of autonomy for victims to fashion remedies that meet their particular circumstances; culturally specific batterer treatment programs; bystander intervention initiatives; and community organizing strategies.

Keywords:   restorative justice, transformative justice, batterer treatment, bystander intervention

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