The National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative
The NDVFRI is a one-of-a-kind resource center dedicated to domestic violence fatality review funded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a branch of the US Department of Justice. It is housed at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, under the direction of Dr. Neil Websdale, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Dr. Websdale and his team of staff and consultants provide training and technical assistance to OVW grantees about domestic violence fatality review. NDVFRI also functions as a clearinghouse for information about developments in the field. We work closely with our project partners and OVW to integrate fatality review into the broader national initiatives to combat violence against women.