Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence


2008 Fatality Review: Now That We Know...

New Report! Now That We Know: Findings and Recommendations from the Washington State Domestic Violence Fatality Review


This report includes:

  • Key data findings about domestic violence homicides and suicides in Washington for 1997-2008
  • Findings and recommendations based on 11 fatality cases reviewed in depth by local review teams
  • Analysis of higher rates of domestic violence homicide affecting victims of color
  • Exploration of critical gaps in services for Protection Order petitioners
  • Recommendations for change specific to law enforcement, judges, employers, health care and mental health providers, chemical dependency, and domestic violence advocates
  • Tips for how to use the report to make change in your community

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Executive Summary:

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