Connecticut’s leading voice for victims of domestic violence.
Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Connecticut’s leading voice for victims of domestic violence and those agencies that serve them.
We are a membership organization of Connecticut’s 18 domestic violence service agencies that provide critical support to victims including
safety planning, emergency shelter, court advocacy, counseling and support groups, among other services.
The Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) began in Connecticut on September 15, 2012.
LAP is an innovative partnership with law enforcement to implement nationally recognized risk assessment strategies to better
serve domestic violence victims in the greatest danger.
Modeled after the LAP first piloted in Maryland in 2005, this program
is a two-pronged intervention process that makes use of a specialized lethality assessment instrument and an accompanying protocol.
Trained police on the scene of a domestic violence call assess a victim’s risk for serious injury or death and can then immediately
link those at greatest risk to their local domestic violence advocate for support and safety information.