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.
Institutional Analysis/Community Assessment Praxis offers methods for institutional analysis and systems change work rooted in the field of sociology called institutional ethnography.
Our tools provide ways for activists and representatives from
institutions that process “cases” to move toward approaches that alter
the ongoing case processing routines that ultimately shape case
outcomes. Read more
Please contact Maren Woods, Program Manager, 651-699-8000 x 10 or email email@example.com, if you have questions.
Institutional Analysis in the news:
Missoula starts sexual assault response safety, accountability audit
Missoula officials look for gaps in rape
investigationsMissoula officials announce accountability audit for
sexual assault investigationshttp://missoulian.com/news/local/missoula-officials-announce-accountability-audit-for-sexual-assault-investigations/article_e7ab85ce-e615-11e3-b0ae-0019bb2963f4.html
Advocacy Learning Center
Application for Class K, beginning September 2014, is
Classes L and M will be offered in the spring and fall of 2015.
Class H, Class I and Class J are engaged in this 18-month, interactive course. Thus far, 465 advocates and 177 advocacy groups across the country have completed or started the course since 2009. See who
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."
Blueprint 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
Praxis International News, Vol. 1
The January 2014 edition is available. Read more
The 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