Violence Basics > What is a community-based intervention to interpersonal violence?

Action that:

  • Tries to respond to, end, or prevent interpersonal violence (an intervention)
  • Uses community resources rather than relying on the criminal system or social services
  • Uses friends, whānau, co-workers, neighbours or community members (community)
  • May work with the person or people doing harm.

We call our approach to ending violence ‘community-based’ or ‘community accountability’.  Other people call approaches like this ‘transformative justice’ (see Is this restorative justice?  Is this transformative justice?).  This section will talk about what we mean.