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Thursday, July 30, 2015
HARTFORD COURANT REPORTS THAT A SCREENING TOOL DEVELOPED FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSISTS IN REDUCING INCIDENTS OF DV!
Christine Dempsey of The Hartford Courant reported as follows on June 22, 2015:
"A tool that experts say will help prevent domestic violence deaths is being used by more than half of the state's law enforcement agencies, advocates say.
The Lethality Assessment Program is a screening process that allows police officers responding to family violence calls to determine the likelihood that the victim might someday be killed by a domestic partner.
The screening was tested as a pilot program in Connecticut in 2012. It was rolled out statewide last year, and by Aug. 31, police agencies were regularly using it..."