Published: October, 2004| Jane Sadusky

In 1999, the Battered Women's Justice Project began working with four communities to examine how domestic violence intervention could move beyond the limits of the criminal justice system and develop the capacity of diverse communities to engage in active problem-solving. The intent was to explore the application of community policing, with its emphasis on community engagement and problem-solving, to domestic violence. BWJP and its partners set out to analyze and articulate how community policing principles might intersect with the core principles of domestic violence organizing: victim safety, offender accountability, and community change. This article is the summary and analysis of that project.