Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services


Walnut Avenue is a public benefit organization that provides a variety of services to address the disparities seen in programs that address domestic violence in a way that encourages long term change within victims and survivors and the person who causes harm. Space for Change is a new program based on transformative justice and offers an alternative option for participating in a process with the goal of interrupting cycles of violence and preventing future harm. When searching for programs that address domestic violence in a way that does not include separating from the person who is causing harm, there are limited options. Without adequate options of evidence, informed programs for the person who has caused harm, victims and survivors may not seek services and stay trapped within the cycle of domestic violence. Space for Change addresses this disparity seen within domestic violence programs and aims to reduce the consequences connected to the rates of domestic violence which include homelessness, mental health consequences, and death.