Community Accountability is a community-based strategy, rather than a police/prison-based strategy, to address violence including domestic violence, sexual violence, and child abuse. Community Accountability is a process in which a community – a group of friends, a family, a church, a workplace, an apartment complex, a neighborhood, etc. – work together to do the following things:
- Create and affirm values and practices that resist abuse and oppression and encourage safety, support, and accountability
- Develop strategies to address abusive behavior of community members and help them to transform their behavior
- Work on the evolution of the community and all its members, to transform the political conditions that reinforce oppression and violence
- Provide safety and support to community members who are violently targeted with respect to their self-determination
- Social Justice Journal Issue about "Community Accountability: Emerging Movements to Transform Violence"