Blueprint for Safety



The Saint Paul Blueprint for Safety is a model that was created to link the city's criminal justice agencies together in a coherent, philosophically sound domestic violence intervention model. The blueprint is anchored in six foundational principles that we have identified as essential characteristics of intervention that maximize safety for victims of domestic violence and hold offenders accountable while offering them opportunities to change.

SIX PRINCIPLES1. Adhere to an interagency approach and collective intervention goals 2. Build attention to the context and severity of abuse into each intervention 3. Recognize that most domestic violence is a patterned crime requiring continuing engagement with victims and offenders 4. Establish sure and swift consequences for continued abuse 5. Use the power of the criminal justice system to send messages of help and accountability 6. Act in ways that reduce unintended consequences and the disparity of impact on victims and offenders
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