Evaluation of the Palm Beach County Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative

The goal of this project is to measure through formal evaluation the effectiveness of one of two domestic homicide prevention models, the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) or the Domestic Violence High Risk Team (DVHRT). The FSU Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research is serving as the local researcher to assess the availability of data and feasibility of project implementation, collect and report data to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and conduct an evaluability assessment using NIJ’s site evaluability instrument.


Principal Investigator: Thomas Blomberg, Dean and Sheldon L. Messinger Professor of Criminology, FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Co-Principal Investigator: William Bales, Ph.D.

Researcher: George Pesta, Ph.D.

Dates: 2013 – 2014

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice

Funding Amount: $138,286