Dates of Project: September 2011 through August 2014
Description: Enlace Comunitario, a social justice organization led by Latina immigrants in central New Mexico, sought to engage Latino immigrant men in the prevention of domestic violence by approaching the men as allies rather than adversaries in this effort.
Between September 2011 and August 2014, Enlace staff offered several domestic violence prevention classes for Latino immigrant men. They also trained a small group of men to become promotores who would make presentations on this topic to other immigrant men.
“We felt that if we were going to eventually have a batterer intervention program, we needed to do some work so that when men left the group they had other images of men that didn’t promote violence against women.”—Project Director Sandra Ortsman, MCRP, MA
The project was part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Funding Partnerships national program.