Domestic Violence Fatalities in Louisville Metro

Louisville Metro Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee Report to the Domestic Violence Prevention Coordinating Council, October 2005.

From the Introduction:
This report is based on the work of the Louisville Metro Domestic Violence Fatality Review (LMDVFR) committee, formerly the Jefferson County Domestic Violence Mortality Review committee.  The LMDVFR is a subcommittee of the local Domestic Violence Prevention Coordinating Council (DVPCC) and is charged with reviewing fatalities resulting from domestic violence.  This report also contains information attained through a review of policy, legal, public health, social science and popular media sources.  This report represents the first LMDVFR report in ten years since the in-depth Karen Graves report released in December 1996 as well as the first report since merger of the City of Louisville and Jefferson County.  This report covers cases reviewed by the committee between July 1, 2004 and June 30, 2005.  All information contained within has been de-identified to protect the privacy of victims and surviving family members.
 


Acknowledgements:
The Domestic Violence Prevention Coordinating Council (DVPCC) would like to acknowledge the dedication and ongoing hard work of the Louisville Metro Domestic Violence Fatality Review committee members over the years and thank them for this valuable report.  The Louisville Metro Domestic Violence Fatality Review committee developed this report through the concerted efforts of the Annual Report subcommittee, M. Gabriela Alcalde, Judge Jerry Bowles, Kathy Clemons, David Nicholson, and Marcia Roth.    

The Louisville Metro Office for Women coordinated the development and writing of this report with the guidance and support of the Annual Report subcommittee and the research assistance of Heather Brosnan, Kristin Shaner, Stephanie Stidham, and Christine Owens.     


Violence is preventable        
*This report was printed with the generous support of the Mary Byron Foundation.