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LAP: Nationally

Lethality Assessment

Where is the Lethality Assessment Program—Maryland Model (LAP) in Other States?

As of 2015, jurisdictions in 34 states, including Maryland, are implementing the LAP. They are: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma (where NIJ recently finished a study of the LAP), Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

NEW! Guidance on Body-Worn Cameras during the Administration of the LAP

LAP National Newsletters:

Thank you to our partners in Connecticut and Kentucky on a job well done highlighting the LAP:

Training & Technical Assistance

Under a cooperative agreement with the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) provides training and technical assistance to communities across the country to promote or enhance strategies to address homicide prevention and reduce violence against women. Through this program, MNADV provides cost-free, train-the-trainer instruction and technical assistance to teams of community-based domestic violence service programs and partnering law enforcement agencies to implement the LAP in their jurisdictions.

Note: To be eligible for assistance, at least one agency or program on the team must be a current OVW grantee or sub-grantee, or be receiving pass-through funds (this includes STOP and ARREST or GTEAP). All agencies or programs that sign on to the application who receive OVW funds must supply their active OVW grant number on the application. Your organization’s financial manager should know if your program currently receives OVW funds. More information on OVW grant programs can be found here.


MNADV hosts webinars on a quarterly basis to interested domestic violence service program professionals and law enforcement representatives. One webinar discusses the research behind the development of the LAP, and how/why it works. Another provides an overview of eligibility requirements for our cost-free training and technical assistance project, the process of training and implementation, and how to apply.


If you have questions, are interested in attending one of the webinars, or would like to apply for technical assistance or training, please contact Abby Hannifan, Project Coordinator, at ahannifan@mnadv.org.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K111 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

**Video Disclaimer: Since the creation of the LAP in 2005, MNADV has disseminated several foundational statistics in trainings and promotional materials. Over the years, MNADV re-phrased and inaccurately cited these statistics, which were ultimately appropriated by our partner programs. Several statistics mentioned in this video are a result of these inaccurate interpretations of original research on domestic violence fatalities. To access accurate statistical information and corresponding citations, click here.

The Lethality Assessment Program—Maryland Model is considered intellectual property and protected by copyright. The use of the materials without the express prior written consent of the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence is strictly prohibited and subject to all applicable laws regarding copyrights.