Highlights

“Grant to spread domestic violence program to other states,” Washington Post

“Helping women at risk: A Maryland program aimed at averting domestic violence is given deserved recognition,” Washington Post

“New move against domestic abuse,” Baltimore Sun


In The Media

Police, SafeNet Team Up to Help Domestic Violence Victims at the Scene, October 2, 2018
“When they go out on a domestic violence call, they screen, and if someone screens positive for potential lethality, they put them on the phone with a SafeNet advocate right away.”

Successful Already:’ Wisconsin Attorney General Announces Expansion of Lethality Assessment Program, July 16, 2018
“The Lethality Assessment Program is a simple, evidence-based tool for law enforcement to use. It can dramatically reduce the likelihood of a person becoming the victim of homicide by an intimate partner, and it strengthens the bonds between law enforcement and the community…’This program has been so successful already, it was an easy choice to invest $500,000 over the next two years to help get this important program into more Wisconsin communities.'”

A voice for victims: state trying to prevent domestic violence homicides, May 8, 2018
“Victims report that it’s powerful to hear from law enforcement and domestic violence advocates in a short amount of time that you’re at great risk of homicide. We care about you and want to support you and keep you safe.”

Saving victims from domestic violence requires more action, November 13, 2017
“One thing that has proven effective and is apparently being used more often is what is called the Lethality Assessment Protocol — a set of questions police use to determine what level of threat an individual may be under. If they find evidence of high risk, they can help the victim seek shelter and begin the process of filing a protective order. If police are using the protocol more often, and if more agencies are adopting it, that could explain the uptick in cases involving stalking complaints.”

Local leaders work toward reducing domestic violence with the Lethality Assessment Program, November 9, 2017
“Everybody’s involved in this together and to see us all working together like that it’s just reaffirming to me that the system can work better for people, that we are working better for people, and because of that lives will be saved.”

New Dodge County domestic violence prevention efforts include ‘Lethality Assessment Program’ , November 7, 2017
“It takes a victim an average of seven times to leave an abusive relationship. But many abuse victims never do, leading to their deaths. Initially, it took a while for advocates to get comfortable with the idea of letting victims know that their situations could lead to their deaths, the potential of preventing violence is well worth the tough love. ‘I think it has a huge impact on victims, realizing that this could potentially save a homicide in our county, we have to say that.'”

How a Nashville police officer helped save a domestic violence victim, October 17, 2017
“Since the LAP has been implemented, the call volume has doubled, and with limited resources, we work closely with community partners to give victims and their children a much better chance to break the cycle of violence and heal.”

Brown County coordinates new response to domestic violence, October 11, 2017
“We know this is going to have long-term effects on the community, so it’s not just about that one incident, that one call. It’s about a whole community that has to sit around the table and find solutions to some of the violence happening in our community.”

Green Bay police taking new approach for domestic violence calls, October 2, 2017
“For these victims it will be an immediate connection between the officer and the advocate agency. That’s really what this is all about, having more positive outcomes.”

Training aims to save lives of domestic violence victims, July 13, 2016

East Tennessee officers learn questions to ask in domestic abuse situations, April 26, 2016

Educating and preventing violence against women, ABC2 News, Baltimore, MD, March 18, 2016

Corpus Christi police get DOJ grant for domestic violence training, November 12, 2015

FCPD starts new initiative, Fairfax Times, Fairfax, VA. October 9, 2015

Sheriff’s office, MSCFV are national leaders, MyEasternShore.com, Kent County, MD, October 2, 2015

Lethality assessment aims to save lives of domestic violence victims, Belleville News-Democrat, St. Clair County, MO., September 15, 2015

Saving lives: Pilot program aims to prevent domestic violence deaths in Utah, Deseret News, September 6, 2015

Domestic violence screening proposed for Calhoun, Battle Creek Enquirer, August 13, 2015

Ohio police begin use of domestic violence screening system, The Washington Times, Columbus, OH, May 31, 2015

Utah above national average for domestic violence homicides; victim advocates seek more resources, Fox 13, Salt Lake City, UT, March 4, 2015

“Homicide prevention work:” District Attorney’s Office has new tool in fight against domestic violence, Fox 6 News, Milwaukee, WI, December 2, 2014

Police use new tool to ID domestic violence victims most at risk, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, October 24, 2014

Responding to domestic violence in Dutchess County, Poughkeepsie Journal, Poughkeepsie, NY June 15, 2014

Charlotte police have new tool for domestic violence, The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, April 6, 2014

Dallas police use questionnaire to better understand domestic abuse, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX., March 25, 2013

New screening by Dallas police is expected to save more victims of domestic violence, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX., June 30, 2012

A new model aims to catch domestic violence that is likely to turn fatal, CBS News, April 20, 2012

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