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Establishing Domestic Violence Death Review Teams  

Author:  Alana Bowman.

Source: Volume 01, Number 01, Summer 2008 , pp.81-87(7)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Any death from domestic violence is a tragedy. Only one hope can come from such a death—that communities can learn how to prevent it from happening again. Prevention is one of the stated purposes of Domestic Violence Death Review teams. Death Review Teams can develop policies and protocols for interventions, and assist coroners in identifying domestic violence as a cause of death. In this article, the authors provide specific suggestions for how local communities can develop Domestic Violence Death Review Teams, and how these teams can identify their functions and communicate their recommendations.


Affiliations:  1: National Council on Violence Against Women.

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