How is the LAP Making an Impact in Maryland?
LAP in Law Enforcement Agencies and Domestic Violence Programs
As of 2013, 100% of Maryland’s 109 law enforcement agencies and 100% of the 20 comprehensive domestic violence programs in Maryland have been trained and are implementing the LAP. Please find our most recent 2014 LAP Maryland Annual Report Summary.
LAP in Departments
Through the new LAP Departments Project, MNADV is in the process of providing domestic violence policy and curriculum review, as well as intensive training and technical assistance on the LAP in three Maryland state departments:
- Department of Human Resources (DHR)
- Department of Juvenile Services (DJS)
- Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS)
The goal of the project is to ensure appropriate domestic violence policies and procedures within department programs to improve victim safety and abuser accountability, provide information and resources to staff and abuse victims, and promote implementation of the LAP to identify and refer High-Danger victims to services. The MNADV will provide guidance and technical assistance to department staff and will collect outcome data to measure effectiveness.
LAP in Hospitals
Seven Maryland hospitals have implemented the LAP, and additional hospitals are in the process of implementing:
- Northwest Hospital
- Frederick Memorial Hospital
- Atlantic General Hospital
- Prince George’s Hospital Center
- Bon Secours Baltimore Health System
- Peninsula Regional Medical Center
- Western Maryland Regional Medical Center
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