Since 2003, the Lethality Assessment Protocol (LAP) has been in use by law enforcement across the United States to evaluate the risk of death in domestic violence incidents. Administered by law enforcement on the scene of domestic violence calls, this tool has 2 primary goals: to assess risk factors for lethality and to connect victims with services.
Learn more about the LAP, the warning signs and risk factors for lethality resulting from domestic violence, and how fatality review committees are working to prevent future deaths from domestic violence with Jan Langbein, CEO, and Jordyn Lawson, senior director of residential services at Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support.
This episode discusses severe forms of violence, homicide, femicide, suicide and related acts of violence against men, women, children, the LGBTQIA+ community, and animal abuse. Resources on how to get help are included within the discussion.