We’re here to help

Since 1979 Domestic Abuse Project (DAP) has served the Twin Cities’ community with innovative and successful programming to end the inter-generational cycle of domestic violence. We have made it our mission to work with all affected members of the family–men, women, and children–to stop domestic violence as it occurs and prevent it in the future.

Work with Us! 

Evening Front Desk Administrative Assistant: This person welcomes clients and staff Monday- Thursday from 4:30pm – 8:30pm at our 204 Franklin Avenue office. The Front Desk Administrative Assistant is, additionally, responsible for maintaining accurate client records and billing records, able to promptly and courteously answer client and staff questions and requests, and is a member of the Administrative team. If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter and resume here by February 20, 2015.

Legal Advocate- 40 hours/week: DAP Legal Advocates possess expertise in criminal and civil remedies for people who have experienced domestic violence. Advocates make first contact with people identified as victims on Minneapolis Police Department reports to offer: safety planning, information on the criminal justice system process, options, support, Orders for Protection, Harassment Restraining Orders, etc.

The Legal Advocate acts as confidential resource for the identified victim in the criminal justice case and can assist their client with navigating the process and ensuring their voice is heard.

DAP recently entered into a contract with the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office to provide immediate follow-up to identified victims of domestic crimes in Minneapolis 24 hours a day. The Legal Advocate in this position will be expected to staff overnight/weekend shifts on this phone line up to 3 times each month.

As with all client service roles at DAP, the Legal Advocate maintains accurate and up-to-date client and court hearing records in our client database and, as appropriate, reaches out to and responds to other professionals involved in a client’s success in a timely manner.

Please apply with a cover letter and resume to dap@mndap.org by March 13.

Crisis Intervention

DAP Advocacy provides immediate assistance for survivors of domestic abuse and their families. Our advocates help victims develop safety plans, file protective orders, and find safe shelter. They also reach out to all victims of domestic violence identified in Minneapolis police reports to provide ongoing support and make critical resource referrals.

Changing Behavior

DAP Therapy works with adult male perpetrators of violence, adult women survivors of violence, and children and adolescents who have witnessed or experienced abuse. Each team of therapists—the Men’s Team, Women’s Team, and Youth Service’s Team—offer group and individual counseling sessions.

Help for Veterans

CHANGE STEP is DAP’s newest program. Building on the successful curriculum developed the traditional men’s group, CHANGE STEP incorporates the language and tenor of military culture to better respond to the needs of veterans in our community. CHANGE STEP is now available for organizations to implement in their own community.