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Lethality Assessment Program (LAP)

Lethality Assessment Program (LAP)

The Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) is a tool designed to reduce risks and save lives. Modeled after a similar program in Maryland, the LAP involves an assessment by law enforcement to determine risks and, if risks are identified, collaboration with community-based victim service providers. Working together, law enforcement officials and victim service providers are better able to support victims with a variety of processes to include, but not limited to, counseling, housing, medical, financial, legal and other needs.

LAP Partners

By order of region, the following agencies have a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, in accordance with the Maryland model, and are implementing the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP):

  • Mountainlands

    Center for Women and Children in Crisis
    Provo Police Department
    Spanish Fork Police Department
    Pleasant Grove Police Department

  • Northern Region

    Smithfield Police Department
    Rich County Sheriff's Office
    Utah State University Police Department
    Cache County Sheriff
    Logan City Police Department
    North Park Police Department
    Preston Police Department

    New Hope Crisis Center
    Brigham City Police Department
    Tremonton Police Department
    Garland City Police Department
    Box Elder County Sheriff's Office

  • Northern Wasatch Front

    Safe Harbor
    Kaysville Police Department
    Layton City Police Department
    Farmington Police Department
    Clearfield Police Department
    Centerville Police Department
    Syracuse Police Department
    Sunset Police Department
    West Bountiful Police Department
    Bountiful City Police Department
    North Salt Lake Police Department
    Woods Cross Police Department
    Clinton Police Department

    YCC Family Crisis Center
    Harrisville Police Department
    North Ogden Police Department
    Ogden City Police Department
    Riverdale City Police Department
    Roy City Police Department

  • Southern Utah

    Canyon Creek
    Cedar City Police Department
    Enoch Police Department
    Parowan Police Department
    Iron County Sherriff

    Dove Center
    St. George Police Department
    Cherish Families

    Seek Haven
    Blanding Police Department
    Moab City Police Department
    Moab Valley Multicultural Center
    Monticello Police Department
    San Juan County

  • Summit County

    Peace House
    Heber City Police Department
    Park City Police Department
    Summit County Sheriff

  • Tooele County

    Grantsville Police Department

  • Wasatch Front

    South Valley Services
    Draper Police Department
    South Jordan Police Department
    West Jordan Department
    West Valley City Department
    International Rescue Committee
    Journey of Hope
    Mexican Consulate
    Roadhome- Family shelter
    Utah Community Action
    Volunteers of America

How to Become a LAP Partner

Becoming a partner is easy. Below are a few simple steps:

  • Identify your local victim service provider or law enforcement agency
  • Establish or strengthen your relationship
  • Fill out and submit the LAP application with your respective victim service provider or law enforcement agency
  • A notification will be provided once the application is received - it will be reviewed within two weeks
  • Once approved, the law enforcement agency and victim service provided will be added to the list of agencies ready for training
  • A meeting between Utah Domestic Violence Coalition (UDVC), law enforcement and the victim service provider. Meeting topics include:
    • Training and implementation plans
    • Policy considerations for the law enforcement agency
    • Data collection
    • Next steps
  • Additional meetings may be necessary prior to the Training of Trainers session
  • Attend the Training of Trainers session delivered by our statewide expert LAP trainers
  • Ensure all of your employees have trained in the LAP prior to the implementation date

LAP Data Requirements

Law enforcement and victim service providers must submit data on a monthly basis to Utah Domestic Violence Coalition. The data will be used for state reporting and as evidence to strengthen the local efforts to prevent domestic violence homicide(s).

More Info/Training Request

Contact our prevention coordinator, Claire Mosby, 314-471-5304.

Our Impact in 2019

January 1-December 31
  • The Allstate Foundation grant helps us create safety and security for domestic violence survivors through financial empowerment.

  • At Amethyst Center for Healing we are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities recover from trauma and abuse, so that we may all live peaceful, empowered lives.

  • Canyon Creek Services provides free and confidential services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Iron, Beaver and Garfield Counties.

  • CAPSA is a non-profit domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape recovery center serving Cache County and the Bear Lake area.

  • Founded in 1984, The Center for Women and Children in Crisis has been in continuous operation for 33 years. Our mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • The DOVE Center is the only area agency providing safe-shelter, crisis intervention, and prevention for clients who have been victimized by violence in their home – whether by a family member or cohabitant – that also serves victims of rape and sexual assault.

  • Founded in 1922, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake is a non-profit organization that promotes safety, stability and self-sufficiency for low income families and individuals, as well as victims of domestic violence, through effective, efficient legal advocacy and assistance.

  • New Hope Crisis Center has been serving Box Elder County for 30 years. Our mission is to provide all-inclusive, integrated, victim-centered services to stabilize and support individuals, families, and our community.

  • Our organization advocates for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, and the homeless. Serving people in Sevier, Piute, Millard, Sanpete and Wayne counties of Utah.

  • Peace House is dedicated to ending family violence and abuse through education, outreach, support services, and safe housing.

  • Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization, provides shelter, supportive services and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as education, awareness and resources to our community.

  • Established in 1990, Seekhaven assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault rebuild their lives. Serving Grand County and Southeastern Utah, Seekhaven provides a wide range of essential services including client advocacy, emergency shelter, and transition assistance.

  • South Valley Services is a domestic violence service provider in West Jordan, Utah. We provide safe shelter and supportive services to women, men and their children who have been impacted by domestic violence.

  • Preserve the heritage. Enhance the wellbeing. Strengthen the future of the People.

  • Our Mission: To help families of homicide victims receive hope, justice, and healing.

  • Utah Legal Services (ULS) is a nonprofit law office incorporated in 1976 committed to making equal justice a reality by providing free legal help in non-criminal cases to low-income Utahns.

  • YCC Family Crisis Center is a domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center provide services 24/7 to victims and their children.

  • Today, the YWCA is Utah’s most comprehensive provider of family violence services; our programs include walk-in services and a crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s programs, and a vast array of supportive services.

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