Officer Training to Help Domestic Violence Victims Starts Soon
Brittany Stovall - Herald-Citizen
PUTNAM COUNTY — In a measure to better help domestic violence victims, various local law enforcement agencies will soon participate in a lethality assessment training program through a partnership with the Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center.
According to Amy Stockwell, UCFJC project coordinator, officers will be trained in the Maryland Model Lethality Assessment Program (LAP), which consists of 11 questions a police officer will ask a victim when responding to domestic violence calls in order to assess the danger the individual is in. The program is aimed toward victims of domestic assault situations between intimate partners.