In this training, the Domestic Violence Intervention Program will explore the importance of a Domestic Violence Coordinated Community Response (CCR) in addressing complex problems in perpetrator accountability and victim safety, community members who can be involved in the CCR, and how to initiate and implement a local CCR, even if held within other groups, such as Victims Rights Coalitions. A Domestic Violence Coordinated Community Response Team plays an important role in a community’s response to domestic violence. It provides an opportunity for community partners and community members to identify concerns related to domestic violence response and increase the capacity of the community to identify and address domestic violence through enhanced partnerships and collaboration
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.