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Praxis International

Praxis International, Inc. is a nonprofit research and training organization that works toward the elimination of violence in the lives of women and children. We work with local, statewide, and national reform initiatives to bridge the gap between what people need and what institutions provide. Since 1996, we have worked with advocacy organizations, intervention agencies, and inter-agency collaborations to create a clear and cooperative agenda for social change in their communities.

Advocacy Learning Center

Application for the 11th class of the Advocacy Learning Center is now open!

Class K begins September 2014; application deadline is May 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm Central Time.
How to apply

Monday, April 14, 1:00 - 2:00 pm Central, Info Session on how to apply!

Class "J" begins May 2014. Class H and Class I are engaged in this 18-month, interactive course. Thus far, 372 advocates and 141 advocacy groups across the country have completed or started the course since 2009. 
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What advocates are saying:

"Brilliant. Inspiring. I can see how this course has a huge, long-lasting value, and is so incredibly important to our movement."

"I am a stronger advocate just in the short time I have been involved."

"It will be a very, very long time before I have an experience like this again."

"We are forever changed."

weed logo with wordsPraxis International News, Vol. 1

The January 2014 edition is now available. Read more

Blueprint for Safety logoBlueprint for Safety

The Blueprint for Safety is a prototype that can be used by any community hoping to link its criminal justice agencies together in a coherent, philosophically sound domestic violence intervention model. Read more

Download for free or purchase a printed copy of the Blueprint for Safety: An Interagency Response to Domestic Violence Crimes.

Please contact Denise Eng, Praxis International: 651-699-8000651-699-8000, ext. 21 or if you have questions.

Articles related to the Blueprint:

Minnesota sees an outbreak of domestic violence

St. Paul has new Blueprint for tackling domestic violence

St. Paul preps 'Blueprint' for better domestic violence response

Planning and Conducting a Best-Practice Assessment of Community Response to Domestic Violence

Two new Best Practice Assessment Tools are available for communities who want to use the lessons learned from CCR efforts and Safety Audits to examine their system's response to battering. The assessment tools will help you analyze your community's response. Read more

The Story of Rachel cover imageThe Story of Rachel

The Story of Rachel is now available with open captioning. This dramatic 4-minute training tool depicts the events set in motion by one battered woman' s call to 911: from the criminal court case, to the child protection investigation, to a protection-order petition, to a visitation center visit, to her ultimate eviction. It is a powerful illustration of the complex relationship between battered women and the systems they turn to for help. Order a copy