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LAP-Lethality Assessment

The Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) is an innovative strategy to prevent domestic violence homicides and serious injuries. It provides an easy and effective method for law enforcement to identify victims of Intimate Partner Violence, via a multi-pronged intervention that consists of a standardized, evidence-based lethality assessment instrument and accompanying referral protocol, who are at the highest risk of being seriously injured or killed by their intimate partners, and immediately connect them to FRC for help!

The LAP, sanctioned by the Office of the Attorney General, created an avenue for FRC to work more closely with local Law Enforcement and allow our Trauma Specialists to provide on-scene crisis intervention to them and victims/survivors.

For more information regarding the LAP program(s) FRC may be implementing in your area, please call our LAP Coordinator Ashley Manuel at 276-228-3522/276-228-7141 or send her an e-mail at: ashleya@frcinc.org

To get more information on the LAP program and to view the localities trained by the Office of the Attorney General Lethality Assessment Program and Statewide Partners please visit: https://www.oag.state.va.us/programs-initiatives/lethality-assessment-program