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Barry Goldstein of the Stop Abuse Campaign speaks as follows:
"The Quincy Solution is a group of best practices that will dramatically reduce domestic violence crime and child abuse. It means that women and children can be safe in their homes. The Quincy Solution will make our society happier, healthier and richer. Battered women and children will have the opportunity to reach their potential free from the obstacles imposed by abusive men. And the Quincy Solution will save the United States $500 billion every year.
These life-changing and societal-changing benefits might seem like a miracle or even unrealistic, but we know these practices will work because they were successful in communities like Quincy, Nashville and San Diego. The Quincy Solution starts with the original Quincy Model, updated by including new scientific research and technology, and overcoming a critical problem by reforming the broken custody court system.
The heart of the Quincy Model was strict enforcement of criminal laws, orders of protection and probation conditions together with practices that made it easier for victims to leave their abusers and a coordinated community response. This required a pro-arrest policy and aggressively gathering evidence at the scene in case the victim is unavailable to testify. Domestic violence is the most underreported crime so a complaint or other notification about a crime must be taken as an important opportunity to stop this abuse. Only accountability and monitoring have been shown to change abusers’ behavior so effective law enforcement practices must avoid misguided approaches that permit offenders to avoid meaningful consequences for their crimes..."