The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence developed the Lethality Assessment Program as a tool to help law enforcement agencies combat domestic violence. It’s designed to connect high risk victims to domestic violence services, such as the hotline for the Family Crisis Center in Prince George's County. The program is an intervention process that features an evidence-based lethality screening tool and an accompanying protocol referral that provides direction for law enforcement, medical professionals, and others to initiate appropriate action based on the results of the screening process. The program will be used to determine the level of danger that a victim of domestic violence or their children faces.
All 30 law enforcement agencies in Prince George's County are committed to using the Lethality Assessment Program to identify those at risk and to assist victims of domestic violence and their children.