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Innovative Intervention by Police Reduces Intimate Partner Revictimization  

Author:  D. Kelly Weisberg.

Source: Volume 21, Number 04, April/May 2016 , pp.59-59(1)

Domestic Violence Report

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Several police departments across the country have adopted an innovative intervention at the scene of a domestic violence incident. The intervention—called “the Lethality Assessment Program” (LAP)—was developed by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence. It consists of a collaboration between law enforcement and service providers that provides both risk assessment and advocacy services to those victims who are deemed at high risk of being killed by their intimate partners. This article reviews the underlying research supporting the intervention, examines its use, and points the way to additional resources for implementing it.

Keywords: Lethality Assessment Program

Affiliations:  1: Hastings College of Law.

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