Back to RJ Archive

Domestic abuse circle sentencing pilot project

Family Violence Network, Jim
June 4, 2015

Source: (1999) Minnesota Department of Corrections.

The Domestic Abuse Circle Sentencing Pilot Project was initiated by the Family Violence Network (the Network) as an alternative choice to the traditional judicial system in dealing with domestic crimes, in particular, domestic assaults. The project is centered in Cottage Grove, Washington County. The network collaborated with law enforcement, Court Services, the city prosecutor, the judges, and most importantly, community members in making domestic abuse circles a reality. (excerpt)


AbstractCourtsDomestic ViolenceFamiliesPolicePolicyRJ OfficeStatutes and LegislationTeachers and Students
Support the cause

We've Been Restoring Justice for More Than 40 Years

Your donation helps Prison Fellowship International repair the harm caused by crime by emphasizing accountability, forgiveness, and making amends for prisoners and those affected by their actions. When victims, offenders, and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results are transformational.

Donate Now