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Lethality Assessment Program being implemented in Door County

A joint effort by local law enforcement and Help of Door County has been instituted to help save lives. The Lethality Assessment Program is an evidence-based program designed to identify victims of domestic abuse who are at high risk of experiencing lethal violence.  Help of Door County Executive Director Steve Vickman says the collaboration between his organization and the Door County Sheriff’s and Sturgeon Bay Police Departments is an important step in preventing tragic situations.

 


Vickman says when police now go on a call they will ask eleven questions to potential victims.  If a red flag is raised it will prompt an immediate call to a Help of Door County Advocate.  That advocate will connect with the victim right away and eliminate the risk that down the road there might be a potentially lethal incident for that person.  

 

 

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