The Domestic Violence Fatality Review: Can It Mobilize Community-Level Change?

July 9, 2014 | By Heather L. Storer, Taryn Lindhorst, Kelly Starr

Homicide Studies

Domestic Violence Fatality Review (DVFR) teams are a means of identifying systems’ gaps in the coordinated response to domestic violence. While the number of homicide reviews has grown, little is known about whether DVFRs facilitate change in the community-level response to domestic violence. This research evaluated whether the recommendations made by one state-level DVFR had an effect on community and organizational priorities and practices.

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