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The Budget Speaks Clearly — Years of Incest (“Collaboration”) Between Fatherhood Promotion/Domestic Abuse (and Batterers Intervention/Child Abuse Prevention, etc.) Programs Have Produced Inbred Blindness to Their Ongoing Operating System Failures (First Published Jan. 10, 2012)

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Blog Admin. Update:

When this post came up in a phrase search (“enhanced judicial training for domestic violence” or similar) in late July, 2019, I came back to add the “Click to Read More” instruction.  While here, I’m adding my now usual title protocol (including link to title and identifying shortlink, date published and approximate length).  Also because (since I upgraded the blog) the format needs a spruce-up, which accounts for addition of borders, and (perhaps) eliminating now-broken links to graphics, a factor of my beginning-blogger status back in 2010.  But please notice — I wasn’t slow to pick up on the inbred group dynamics within the DV industry, USA!  //LGH Aug. 1, 2019)

POST TITLE: The Budget Speaks Clearly — Years of Incest (“Collaboration”) Between Fatherhood Promotion/Domestic Abuse (and Batterers Intervention/Child Abuse Prevention, etc.) Programs Have Produced Inbred Blindness to Their Ongoing Operating System Failures (First Published Jan. 10, 2012) (short-link ends “-Z9” | Approximate length including this update, 9,700 words).


Alternate proposed titles (after coughing up this post):

Shared Silences on Family Secrets among DV and Fatherhood Groups show who’s their Real Daddy, in some cases, Sugar-Daddy.

This is from an acknowledgement in the Duluth Tribune, forwarded to me from a Batterers Intervention Program group:

Pence helped found the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project and is credited with creating the Duluth Model of intervention in domestic violence cases, which uses an interagency approach involving police, probation, courts and human services. The primary goal is to protect victims from ongoing abuse. The project also included the start of Duluth’s mandatory arrest policy, which says an arrest must be made if there is an injury and police have evidence of an assault.

Linda Riddle, executive director of the Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs, said the Duluth model is used in all 50 states and at least 17 countries.

“No one has done more to end violence against women than Ellen Pence,” Riddle said. “She has been a teacher, mentor, friend and sister to countless women and men across the world.”

That statement, while I can accept it as the eulogy of a survivor to a friend and colleague, lacks objectivity and is not the testimony of an expert witness, and even at this time is offensive to both the truth, and to the men, women, and children who have died, possibly needlessly, surrounding the issue of custody AFTER protective order.  Duluth Abuse Intervention Program’s model (cf. “Minnesota Program Development Inc.”) specifically compromises individual rights to LEAVE and STAY away from a serious threat to life itself (and sexual integrity of minors) with fathers’ rights interest in maintaining access to children + Training for Judges and everyone else.
From Minnesota Charities Search, showing its program purpose – which is to support other organizations supporting . . . .
Organization Name DOMESTIC ABUSE INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
Organization Type CHARITY
Contact Person LINDA RIDDLE, DIRECTOR
Address 202 E SUPERIOR ST
City DULUTH
State MN
Zip Code 55812
IRS Code 501(c) 03
Purpose or Description To provide educational services, training, program planning assistance, direct services& other support serve to orgs to improve status of women.
Does it say anything about rescuing battered women and their children?   About helping them leave dangerous situations by advocating actively for sole legal and physical custody for them IN the family law venue, on the basis that ongoing contact could prove lethal (and plenty of evidence within Minnesota alone that it has been, regularly)  ? ? ?   Answer — No.  Just so we make that clear.
From Minnesota Charities Search Page (by EIN#), Here’s last year’s expenditures and revenues:
Organization Name DOMESTIC ABUSE INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
Federal ID# 411382134
For Fiscal Year Ending 9/30/2010
Income
Direct Public Support $126,626
Government Grants $4,006,451
Other Revenue $551,543
Total Revenue $4,684,620
Expenses
Amount Spent for Program or Charitable Purposes $4,490,647
Management/General Expense $256,142
Fundraising Expense $24,229
Total Expenses $4,771,018
Excess/Deficit $-86,398
Total Assets $1,496,037
Total Liabilities $356,451
End of Year Fund Bal/Net Worth $1,139,586
From three years earlier (as far back as this site lets viewers search) == 2007.   Still operating in the hole, but Management / General Expense category has increased almost ten-fold, and the difference in “government grants (I.e., ca. $4.01 million – $3.78 million = would support $0.23 million ($230K) increase, instead expenditures increased to $256K).
Organization Name DOMESTIC ABUSE INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
Federal ID# 411382134
For Fiscal Year Ending 9/30/2007
Income
Direct Public Support $76,123
Government Grants $3,781,785
Other Revenue $516,113
Total Revenue $4,374,021
Expenses
Amount Spent for Program or Charitable Purposes $4,389,481
Management/General Expense $27,898
Fundraising Expense $0
Total Expenses $4,417,379
Excess/Deficit $-43,358
Total Assets $1,887,120
Total Liabilities $509,078
End of Year Fund Bal/Net Worth $1,378,04
My search by EIN# (you can easily duplicate at TAGGS.hhs.Gov “recipient search” remember to check “9-digit” option for the EIN search) reveals that this is the same EIN as MPDI:
Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
MINNESOTA PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, INC  DULUTH MN 55802-2152 ST. LOUIS 193187069 $ 19,901,530
From 1991-1995 it didn’t bother to file annual corporate renewals in MN?

Renewal History (of DAIP — not MPDI, which doesn’t show under a business name search; apparently it’s a fictitious name or such).

12/6/1990 Annual Renewal – Nonprofit Corporation (Domestic)
9/9/1996 Annual Renewal – Nonprofit Corporation (Domestic)
It is even a large enough organization to merit a mention in the “ERI” which compares salaries of nonprofit executive officers’ pay.
(This link also links to tax returns 2001-through 2008, with a bar chart, etc., and confirms that MPDI is an “alias.”  QUESTION:  The public face of this group is its actual business name, DAIP — on the logo, in the press, all over.  WHY then, would TAGGS choose to show the grants under its alias, Hmmm?)
One year (tax return 2008) shows, it donated $98,000 to a “Wishcamper center” in University of Southern Maine.  I figure this has some relationship the the presence of colleague Barbara J. Hart doing webinars from the Muskie School of Public Service there, and sure enough.  In order to end violence against women, it’s helpful to have nice facilities to facilitate trainings, even if it helps put the nonprofit donating this into a negative cash flow:

March 13, 2010

Wishcamper Center has grand opening

— Gov. John Baldacci joined both of Maine’s U.S. senators and more than 200 other guests on Thursday for the grand opening of the latest addition to the University of Southern Maine’s campus in Portland.

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Jack Milton/Staff Photographer: Thursday, October 16, 2008: The University of Southern Maine’s new Wishcamper Center, on Bedford St., Portland, houses the USM Muskie School of PublicService, andUSM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, offices, classrooms, and meeting rooms.

Jack Milton

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Jack Milton/Staff Photographer: Thursday, October 16, 2008: The University of Southern Maine’s new Wishcamper Center, on Bedford St., Portland, houses the USM Muskie School of PublicService, andUSM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, offices, classrooms, and meeting rooms.

Jack Milton

The $13 million Wishcamper Center on Bedford Street is the new home of USM’s Muskie School of Public Service and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

It is the first phase of a $32.2 million project on Bedford Street that will also expand the Osher Map Library, add an entrance to the Glickman Family Library and install a 30-foot-wide promenade, university spokesman Bob Caswell said in a written statement.

The Wishcamper Center is cooled and heated by geothermal energy from 1,500-foot wells and is certified for environmentally friendly design.


A short search led to a sample “2007 summer institute” at the Muskie School.  Read ALL these bios and understand the close-knit (if web-based/conference-based) community of DV professionals, just a sampler:

2007 Child Custody & Domestic Violence Summer Institute

 June 11 & June 12-13, 2007Portland, Maine

Institute Faculty Bios

Click on a presenter below to view their bio:

 

And here’s (below) Barbara J. Hart’s — like Ellen Pence, also a remarkable woman who has changed society by the organizations she has founded.  Yet, not proved “coachable” to the problems caused by the policies of these organizations, and I did try. I believe it must be simply a mind-set affected by professional associations over the years, and by dramatic success in expanding the influence and reach of this “interlocking directorate” of organizations which have just about collectively filtered out and out-PR’d, out-maneuvered, and silenced mothers talking about AFCC, CRC, and other things which specifically finger serious holes in logic, and programming.

Please notice the various organizations include PCADV, NCADV, and BWJP, among others:

Barbara J. Hart, J.D. 
A Senior Policy and Legal Advisor with the Battered Women’s Justice Project. A co-founder of the Women’s Legal Clinic at George Washington University, Berks Women in Crisis, the PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, the Battered Women’s Justice Project, LAPTOP, the National Center on Full Faith and Credit, the Appellate Advocacy Network and International Justice Connections.

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