Collaborations

The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) collaborates with the following agencies to advance the Lethality Assessment Program—Maryland Model (LAP):

  • AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women – Aequitas is a national training and technical assistance (TA) provider that is committed to developing, evaluating, and refining prosecution practices that increase victim safety and offender accountability. Aequitas has consulted MNADV on a variety of issues, including body-worn camera practices and the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative (DVHP).
  • Asian-Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API Institute) – API Institute is a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. It serves a national network of allied professionals; analyzes and addresses critical issues; provides consultation, TA and training; conducts research; and engages in policy advocacy. The API Institute has partnered closely with MNADV in the DVHP, sits in the LAP Advisory Council, and has provided TA to MNADV around language access and cultural responsiveness.
  • Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network – The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities is a project of Casa de Esperanza that builds bridges and connections among research, practice, and policy to advance effective responses that aim to eliminate domestic violence and promote healthy relationships within Latin@ families and communities. The National Latin@ Network has partnered closely with MNADV in the DVHP, sits on the LAP Advisory Council, and has provided TA to MNADV around organizational capacity and cultural responsiveness.
  • Institute on Domestic Violence in the African-American Community (IDVAAC) – IDVAAC is an organization focused on the unique circumstances of African Americans as they face issues related to domestic violence – including intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder maltreatment, and community violence. Its mission is to enhance society’s understanding of and ability to end violence in the African-American community. IDVAAC has partnered closely with MNADV in the DVHP and has provided technical assistance to MNADV around cultural responsiveness.
  • The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) – IACP is dedicated to advancing the law enforcement profession through advocacy, outreach, education and programs. Among other initiatives, IACP has specific program that focus on the police response to violence against women and trauma information sexual assault investigation training. IACP has consulted MNADV on law enforcement issues, including body-worn cameras and regularly invites MNADV to participate in its events.
  • Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center (JGCC) – JGCC is a nationally recognized leader in the effort to end domestic violence and provide care for victims. It provides advocacy and support services to families within the Greater Newburyport, Massachusetts area and created the Domestic Violence High Risk Team (DVHRT) Model, a nationally recognized domestic violence homicide prevention program. JGCC has closely partnered with MNADV in the DVHP.
  • The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Danger Assessment (DA) – The DA is a screening tool that is meant to determine a woman’s risk of being killed by her intimate partner. The DA was created by Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell, who has been conducting research and policy work on intimate partner violence for over 35 years. Dr. Campbell, in partnership with JHU, has collaborated closely with MNADV on multiple grants, providing TA, training, and consultation on various issues that surround the Lethality Screen.

 

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