Publisher: AK Press
Released: September 27, 2022
The companion text to one of the most popular toolkits for ending interpersonal violence.
The Creative Interventions Workbook features useful and effective tools and exercises aimed for survivors of interpersonal violence, friends/family who want to help, and people who caused harm. This companion text to the Creative Interventions Toolkit, also published by AK Press, provides grounded, hands-on lessons to help readers confront and end interpersonal violence of all sorts—sexual, domestic, family, and more. Together they form the bedrock texts for the emerging framework of transformative justice.
Praise for Creative Interventions
“Creative Interventions is an invaluable survivor-centered resource that provides practical tools that use community accountability and transformative justice as viable options instead of the criminal justice system. We can respond to violence without using violence, and Creative Interventions shows us the way.”
—Aishah Shahidah Simmons, editor of Lambda Award Winner Love WITH Accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse
Creative Interventions is a resource center to create and promote community-based interventions to interpersonal violence (sexual, domestic, and family violence/child abuse). Also known as community accountability or transformative justice, this approach centers survivors of violence and mobilizes those closest to violence including friends and family and, in some cases, the person or people who caused harm to create solutions to violence. By relying upon community connection and care rather than policing and punishment, violence can be confronted, stopped, and transformed where it starts—in our homes, our streets, and our neighborhoods.