Extensive research into domestic violence homicides has revealed certain indicators that are 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: sarak@endabusewi.org.

Homicide Publications

Homicide Reports

Since 2000, End Abuse has chronicled and analyzed domestic violence-related killings in our state by publishing an annual Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report. Our intent with producing these reports is twofold – to honor and remember the victims of domestic violence homicide, and to help Wisconsin communities further identify opportunities for intervention and prevention by highlighting notable data trends. See https://www.endabusewi.org/resources/ for all of our published homicide reports.

Homicide Response Plan

End Abuse facilitates connections with domestic violence programs in Wisconsin prior to and in the wake of a domestic violence homicide. Our Homicide Response Plan provides a framework for domestic violence programs and their community partners to guide their collective response to domestic violence-related homicide incidents.

Other pages in this section

End Abuse provides a variety of educational opportunities to advocates, law enforcement, legislators, and community members to enable them to better serve survivors throughout WI.
Public Policy Advocacy
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin mobilizes advocates, survivors and concerned individuals to make policy changes that will support survivors and help end domestic violence.
We envision promising prevention strategies that work with people and systems to challenge gender, race, and class stereotypes and oppressive norms while defining new ways to be a more positive, equitable, and just society.
Outreach to Underserved Communities
End Domestic Abuse WI has a long history of supporting underserved and under-represented communities - including communities of color, those in later life, the LQBTQI+ community, people with disabilities, children and youth, immigrants and refugees, and tribal communities - in...
Legal Services
Our legal team is a leader in educating advocates, attorneys, judges and others on the best responses to domestic abuse. In addition, we advocate for changes in laws and legal practices to improve the legal system for survivors.
Human Trafficking Awareness
End Abuse provides resources, training and technical assistance to programs serving domestic violence survivors, including survivors of human trafficking. Sex trafficking survivors face unique challenges to recovery and safety.
Engaging Youth
The children and youth program offers training, information, and resources for those working with youth. Also providing leadership opportunities for teens to develop skills they can use to educate their peers.
Economic Empowerment
Financial independence is key to domestic abuse survivors’ ability to live successful, violence-free lives. In partnership with local programs, we address economic needs and challenges so survivors can break free of violence.
Coordinated Community Response
For CCR and other DV/SA-focused multidisciplinary teams seeking to improve their community's response to domestic violence, sexual violence, and other forms of oppression.

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