Country United States of America
Year 2013
Type of Measure Budgets > Government allocation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The first-ever Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative grant awards to 12 cities and counties totaling $2.3 million. These models use a short list of screening questions to identify victims who may be in fatally abusive relationships. Once at-risk victims or offenders are identified, law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, and service providers can take action to protect victims and their families. This team of responders can search for open warrants, make arrests, connect victims with services, and use pretrial conditions to keep offenders in custody.

Source of Information

The Government of the United States of America, National Review on Beijing +20 2014, pg 24