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Friday, April 09, 2010

A new way to fight domestic abuse?

At Chief Corwin's blog, there's a post about KCPD officers using a new technique, the Lethality Assessment Protocol, to help stop domestic violence. Police are trained to ask 12 questions whenever they go on DV calls, and if a victim answers yes to the right questions, the officers do everything they can to get that person to a shelter or contact an advocate. (The questions are based on research to determine how likely abuse will happen again -- and be fatal.)

The project was grant-funded at first, but police say they're going to keep using the technique because it's worked well.

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