Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment
Oct. 20, 2015
Lethality assessments are a type of “danger score,” where police or advocates ask a victim of domestic violence questions to help identify high-lethality risk factors and raise awareness in the victim regarding their personal level of danger. Under a new Arizona law, the assessments can also be used when setting bail and domestic violence charges. The assessments will be the focus of a 2015 Domestic Violence Awareness Month press conference. MAG Regional Domestic Violence chair Robin Barker, who is also vice mayor of Apache Junction, will discuss the assessments and domestic violence, along with City of Phoenix Prosecutor Amy Offenberg, who is the domestic violence liaison for the city of Phoenix.