A voice for abuse victims

Domestic abuse is pretty prevalant in our society, and for many who are victims of it tend to be afraid to report it for a variety of reasons. But then their is Ellen Pence who has spent the last 30 years helping people deal with domestic abuse.

The "Duluth Model", which Pence came up with 30 years ago which helps coordinate responses from police, courts, prosecutors and others. It is currently being used in all 50 states and even 17 countries.

she has now come out with a new plan to cut domestic abuse even more, which she calls the "Duluth Model on steroids."

St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington believes this new model could cut homicide rates by nearly a third.

Pence will be featured in a movie by director Peter Cohn where he wants to try and compare Pence's efforts of calming abuse to that of civil rights movements.

Pence is an extremely hard worker, and doesn't slow down even though she is dying to breast cancer.

While Pence is a fierce fighter against domestic abuse, she luckily was never involved in such a conflict. Her love to help people has lead her to do this for 30 years.

Star Tribune
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/family/91279944.html?page=2&c=y

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