National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative

The mission of the National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative (NDVFRI) is to provide technical assistance for the reviewing of domestic violence related deaths with the underlying objectives of preventing them in the future, preserving the safety of battered women, and holding accountable both the perpetrators of domestic violence and the multiple agencies and organizations that come into contact with the parties.

NDVFRI staff and consultants offer:

If you are interested in learning more about technical assistance opportunities provided through NDVFRI, please contact us. NDVFRI staff and consultants look forward to serving you.

NDVFRI Webinar

What Happens Before an Intimate Partner Homicide?

February 4, 2015
12:00 – 1:30 Pacific

Dr. Websdale will draw upon 20 years experience reviewing and writing about intimate partner homicide to examine what happens before these tragedies and how we might use this knowledge for safety planning and prevention. The presentation will focus on the role of various systems and community stakeholders and explore specific risk markers and the contexts within which they assume meaning.

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2015 NDVFRI Conference

Fatality Review: Communities and Social Change

St Petersburg, FL
May 17 -19

This two day event will bring together team members and stakeholders from across the country to learn about fatality review and advance their efforts. We will explore the ways communities have changed their responses to domestic violence as a result of their fatality review work. The conference highlights the importance of civic engagement, agency and stakeholder contributions, and democratic practice.

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Featured Video:

Montana Landscape Scene

Example Fatality Review Case in Montana

Produced by: S.T.O.P in Action: Montana Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission

Watch more videos produced by S.T.O.P. In Action. Visit the NDVFRI video library for expert interviews and presentations.