Tools gauge abuse risks
By Justin Fenton
The Baltimore Sun
Va. county steps up police intervention for domestic violence
BALTIMORE, Md. — It used to be that police officers responding to the scene of a domestic violence call would gauge the volatility of a situation using little more than intuition and a dash of hope. They'd advise victims to get help and trust that they would reach out to counselors.
Md. police adopt domestic violence "lethality assessment" checklist