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A Domestic Violence Story:  Reforming Offenders / Protecting Victims

A Domestic Violence Story: Reforming Offenders / Protecting Victims

In Minnesota, 38-year old Robert King is trying to make peace in his
relationship with his wife. After 20 years of abusing women, Robert
finally was forced into getting help through what’s now being referred to
in domestic abuse circles as “The Duluth Model” - a Domestic Abuse
Intervention Program – the heart of which is to get both offenders and
victims to talk openly about their experiences, and to get multiple
agencies to work cooperatively around the understanding gleaned from the
true stories. So Robert King has been talking in these week after week
sessions and learning how brutal he’s been to women and how to break the
cycle of violence.

We hear him tell his honest story as well as hear from the man who's been
leading the sessions Robert's been attending. That's Scott Miller,
system coordinator for the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project in Duluth,
Minnesota. Also featured, Melissa Scaia, Executive Director of Advocates
for Family Peace in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Caro