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Lethality Assessments for Domestic Violence

August 19 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lethality Assessment


More Information and RegistrationA Look at How a Simple Questionnaire Could Save Lives

The Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) was designed by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence and based on Dr. Jaquelyn Campbell’s “Danger Assessment.”  The LAP is an 11-question checklist that is read by responding officers to victims of alleged intimate partner violence.  Utilizing a weighted scoring system, officers can determine whether or not victims are at a “high risk” for danger.  If deemed “high risk,” officers will immediately attempt to connect the victim with advocates via telephone.  Studies show that a minimal number of intimate partner homicide victims used advocacy services before their deaths.  This assessment connects victims with valuable resources and information that might ultimately save their lives.   In this webinar, we’ll discuss the ins and outs of the lethality assessment, how to administer it, and the results of agencies currently using it.


This Lunch-N-Learn is valuable to a multidisciplinary audience, including nurses, physicians, victim advocates, healthcare security, law enforcement, victim service professionals, and survivors.



Chris JonesCHRIS JONES, Ed.D.
Training Supervisor, 3M
Dr. Chris Jones is currently the Supervisor of training for 3M Consumer Group in Clinton, TN. Formerly, he was a training specialist at the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) and National Forensic Academy (NFA). Dr. Jones has trained thousands of law enforcement officers domestically and internationally on an array of subject matters. He also serves as a content expert and adjunct faculty at the collegiate level. Dr. Jones has been a featured presenter at multiple conferences to include the National Association of School Resource Officers and the FBI National Academy Associates TN & KY Chapters. Before joining UT, he was an officer of the Kingsport Police Department. Dr. Jones is the creator and host of The Commander podcast, where he and his guests share expertise on a broad range of law enforcement topics. His academic background includes a doctor of education in leadership and professional practice from Trevecca Nazarene University, an MBA from King University, and a bachelor of science from East Tennessee State University. Dr. Jones’ passion for helping victims of domestic violence and sexual assault was the inspiration for his dissertation research: Quantifying the Lethality of Domestic Violence and Implications for Enhancing Offender Prosecution.




With more than 115,000 justice and public safety professionals in our community, The Justice Clearinghouse is the first organization to espouse an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding and resolving the challenges affecting our justice and public safety arena.

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