Extensive research into domestic violence homicides has revealed certain indicators that are more predictive of experiencing future lethal or near-lethal domestic violence. End Abuse engages Wisconsin communities in homicide prevention by providing ongoing opportunities for Wisconsin communities to receive training and technical assistance to implement the research-based Lethality Assessment Program – Maryland Model (LAP). More information about this program can be found on the LAP website, https://lethalityassessmentprogram.org, or by downloading this LAP Overview.
In these short videos, you will hear Courtney Olson of Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services and Chief Eric Atkinson of the Menomonie Police Department describe why they pursued the LAP, and some of the benefits and common concerns about implementing the program. Transcripts can be found here.
LAP Application Options
If your community is interested in implementing the LAP, please download the appropriate application below.
The New County or Community LAP Application is for areas in Wisconsin where neither the domestic violence program nor any of the law enforcement agencies in their service area have received LAP training from End Abuse or MNADV.
The LAP Expansion Application is for areas of the state where a domestic violence program is trained and implementing the LAP with at least one law enforcement agency. Any additional law enforcement agencies in that domestic violence program’s service area that want to adopt the LAP must follow the steps outlined in the LAP Expansion Application in order to be recognized as a LAP-implementing jurisdiction by End Abuse.
Contact End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin’s Homicide Prevention Program Director Sara Krall with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.