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Power and Control Wheel
The power and control wheel was developed by the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project in Duluth, Minnesota in 1984 to help describe the experience of victims of violence and the tactics that abusers used.
The first wheel was to explain domestic violence situations, and since then many wheels have been developed in order to give an idea of the experience of victims across multiple different forms of violence. These wheels give a universal idea of tactics used by perpetrators of crime, but may not be true to every victim. For more information about the development of the power and control wheel, please visit the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project or see the following wheels below.
CAWS North Dakota is a nonprofit membership organization representing the 20 domestic violence and sexual assault crisis intervention centers throughout the state. It is our mission to provide leadership and support in the identification, intervention and prevention of sexual and domestic violence.
CAWS North Dakota
521 E. Main Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501