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.