This model demonstrates, in abbreviated form, ways communities can act to support battered women and children, and hold batters accountable for their behavior. It is not a definitive representation. This model primarily identifies heterosexual males as Perpetrators of domestic violence (DV), as they comprise 95% of the batterers in this country.
This model was developed by Mike Jackson and David Garvin with the feedback of over 118 reviewers. We are grateful for their input, and acknowledge the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project for the wheel format. Permission to reproduce is given if there are no changes and credit is given. Please make copies and distribute them for your public education efforts.
To obtain an 18 x 24 poster of this Model contact David Garvin 734.926.0159 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome your feedback for future editions.