What is a Lethality Assessment Program?
The dual goals of the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) are to educate intimate partner violence (IPV) victim-survivors about risk factors for homicide and to connect them with support and safety planning services. Collaboration, education and self-determination are the touchstones of this intervention.
What is the #1 risk factor for lethality with intimate partner violence?
|Risk factors on the DA N (%) of Yes Responses||OR (95% CI)|
|1.||Increase in severity or frequency of physical violence||1.17 (0.53–2.57)|
|2.||Partner owned a gun||2.86 (1.35–6.06)|
|3.||Woman left the partner after living together||0.86 (0.51–1.45)|
|4.||Partner unemployed||0.41 (0.25–0.67)|
What is a lap screen?
What is the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP)? The LAP is an easy-to-use process that features an 12 question screening tool and an accompanying response and referral protocol. It is used by officers, other first responders and professionals to identify high risk domestic violence victims.
What is a victim risk assessment?
For general information on risk, see APP on risk. Risk assessment is the process of estimating and regularly reviewing the likelihood and nature of a risk posed by a perpetrator to a particular victim, children or others.
What is the lethality assessment program (LPA)?
Beginning in 2003, the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence developed the Lethality Assessment Program as a way for first responders to identify victims of intimate partner violence who are at the greatest risk of being killed.  The program emphasizes self-determination and is designed to empower victims toward decisions of self-care.
What is the lethality screening program?
The program emphasizes self-determination and is designed to empower victims toward decisions of self-care. As part of the program, police officers in the field use an 11-question Lethality Screen to evaluate a victim’s risk for lethal violence.
What is evidence-based lethality assessment?
Law enforcement officers and other community professionals trained in the LAP use an evidence-based lethality assessment instrument based on the pioneering research of Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell to identify victims of intimate partner violence who are in highest danger of being killed by their intimate partners.
How to conduct a lethality assessment program for first responders?
About the Lethality Assessment Program for First Responders Domestic Violence Lethality Screen for First Responders Conducting a Lethality Screen for First Responders: Initiating the Protocol (3×5 card for officer use) Report to the Lethality Assessment Committee Concerning the Pilot of the Lethality Screen for First Responders and the Protocol