A domestic violence coordinated community response has the responsibility of ensuring access to safety and justice for survivors of domestic violence. This requires that domestic violence victim services are accessible for survivors through collaborations among community partners. In addition, safety often requires that the criminal and civil justice systems develop meaningful responses to domestic violence that hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes. In this training, Scott Miller, Domestic Violence Intervention Program, will explore the importance of a coordinated community response model in addressing complex problems in perpetrator accountability, enhanced CCR response in intimate partner violence, and how to initiate and implement change that address safety through perpetrator accountability.
Scott Miller has worked for the Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs since 2000. Scott coordinates Duluth's Coordinated Community Response to domestic violence which is currently under a demonstration project funded by OVW called the Blueprint for Safety. Serving as both system advocate and coordinator of the men's nonviolence program, he is instrumental in the evolving work being done in Duluth. Scott trains nationally and internationally on the components of the Duluth Model of intervention and helps develop new resource materials and curricula for use in communities working to end violence against women. Scott has also co-authored the new DAIP men's nonviolence curriculum Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter.
Scott works independently as an expert witness in criminal and civil trials to explain how the tactics of abusers and the associated risks generated by battering are linked to the counter intuitive behaviors of victims. Scott has testified in family court, state district court and federal/military court.
From 2001 to 2015, Scott was a contract trainer and forensic interviewer for First Witness Child Abuse Resource Center in Duluth. Scott was responsible for conducting forensically sound interviews of children suspected of being physically or sexually abused as part of a criminal investigation. Scott also trained nationally on how to conduct interviews with children and work from a multidisciplinary team approach in the investigation of child abuse.