MNPD, Mayor Barry Announce New Domestic Violence Program

Posted at 4:30 PM, Oct 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-07 23:09:26-04

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department and Mayor Megan Barry joined forces to create a new program that will help victims of domestic violence.

The program, Lethality Assessment Protocol or LAP is an eleven-question assessment used to detect whether the domestic violence victim is in danger of serious or life-threatening injuries.

If officers decide a victim is in danger, they'll first privately talk to the victim about their safety, then connect them with a crisis counselor through the YWCA.

That counselor will work with the victim to develop a safety plan.

MNPD officers received training this month and hope to rollout the program by Dec.1.