Pilot Testing the Lethality Assessment Program to Reduce Gun-related Intimate Partner Homicides in Los Angeles
Intimate partner homicide (IPH) is the most extreme form of intimate partner violence. Women are the most common IPH victims and women of color are disproportionately impacted. The majority of IPH cases are perpetrated with a gun or other firearm. The Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) is an IPH prevention intervention that is implemented by 911 first responders who connect violence victims to community-based domestic violence services, to reduce risk for lethality.
We are conducting a two-year study to adapt and pilot test the LAP-Maryland Model in three operational areas of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Domestic Abuse Response Team Program.

Research Aims

Aim 1:
Assess fit, feasibility and agency readiness for implementing the Lethality Assessment Program in Los Angeles.

Aim 2:
Develop a protocol for replicating the LAP and integrating it into the existing Domestic Abuse Response Team Program.

Aim 3:
Pilot test the LAP in three Domestic Abuse Response Team Program divisions.

Funding Source

University of California Firearm Violence Research Center: https://health.ucdavis.edu/vprp/UCFC/index.html

For More Information and to get involved

Email: jennwagman@ucla.edu

UCLA Research Team

Jennifer A. Wagman, MHS, PHD

Principal Investigator

Daphne Marvel, MPH

Graduate Student Researcher

Michael A. Rodríguez, MD, MPH


Deborah Glik, ScDCo-Investigator

Community Partners

Los Angeles Police Department https://www.lapdonline.org/

Jenesse Center: https://jenesse.org/

Peace Over Violence https://www.peaceoverviolence.org/

Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office

Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence: https://www.mnadv.org/

For More Information and to get involved

Email: jennwagman@ucla.edu