Charting the Course



The Silent Witness Exhibit was created in Minneapolis, MN. It has since grown to have an international presence, with projects in all 50 states and 23 countries.

Minnesota Supreme Court became the first state supreme court in the nation to have a female majority seated as justices.

MN Legislation: The Harassment Restraining Order was created in Minnesota.

Alexandra House formally launched Health Care Advocacy Program and enhanced its response to victims of domestic violence at Health One Unity Hospital in Fridley.

MN Legislation: The Minnesota Domestic

Abuse Act was amended to enhance penalties for OFP violations, expand eligibility for OFPs, and waive filing fees for petitioners.

1991... Health Care Advocacy Since 1987, a network of trained volunteer advocates provided support to victims of domestic assault who sought care at Unity Hospital. In 1991, Alexandra House formally implemented the Health Care Advocacy Program at Unity Hospital in Fridley. Alexandra House advocates and health care providers worked together to develop training curriculum for nurses, doctors, and other hospital staff. Together, a process for assessing patients for domestic abuse was incorporated into the initial hospital intake protocol; when a victimwas identified, they were immediately offered advocacy services. To ensure this program had the capacity to meet the community needs, Alexandra House hired an advocate to work in partnership with healthcare providers and the existing volunteer advocates.

On-call Hospital Advocate


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