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Safety Planning for Our First Responders  

Author:  Mark  Wynn.

Source: Volume 20, Number 05, June/July 2015 , pp.65-67(3)

Domestic Violence Report

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Not all domestic violence calls result in injury, but many do—the question that must be asked is what happens just before that critical break point, before a victim or officer is harmed responding to a domestic violence call? Drawing on more than 20 years of field experience, this article examines the common and predictable sequence of events that often occur in a DV call. Mark Wynn describes the most important danger assessment protocols, cites examples of productive advocate-police relationships, highlights effective tactics such as post-arrest victim visits to help navigate the court system and conduct risk assessments, and stresses the need for ongoing training for first responders throughout their careers.

Keywords: domestic violence homicides; culture of male privilege; Power and Control Wheel; Enhanced Police Intervention Collaboration; domestic violence checklist; intelligence-led policing

Affiliations:  1: Nashville Metro Police Dept (Ret.).

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