Study examines impact of domestic violence intervention from Arizona State University, 02/10/2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

“Police may remove the perpetrator, but the victim is left with the question of what to do next,” Messing says.

The intervention consists of two steps. First, the police officer completes a brief, 11-question risk assessment, called the Lethality Screen. Second, victims identified at high risk of homicide are put in immediate contact with a social service provider to discuss short-term safety plans and resources for other needed services. Police are also encouraged to help implement any immediate actions.

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