About the Toolkit
The National Prevention Toolkit on Officer Involved Domestic Violence is a project of the Law Enforcement Families Partnership (LEFP) at the Institute for Family Violence Studies within Florida State University’s College of Social Work. The Toolkit is part of a broad-based effort to prevent violence in the homes of criminal justice families and to support healthy families, agencies, and communities. Please note that this Toolkit is not a batterer intervention program and is not for use when violence has already occurred.
The goals of the Toolkit are:
- To educate officers about the dynamics and impact of officer-involved domestic violence,
- To support a law enforcement culture that prioritizes prevention efforts and officer/family wellness and also disapproves of officer-committed domestic violence,
- To encourage officers to ask for help when they need it before violence occurs, and
- To disseminate a multimedia campaign reinforcing the message: “Preventing Violence Begins at Home.”
All criminal justice agencies and officers are invited to participate in this free project. The two components are Training and Resources.
The training is designed as a prevention tool for criminal justice officers. In this password-protected site, officers and administrators/supervisors have access to online training modules and resources specifically designed for the criminal justice community.
These resources provide public access to general domestic violence information.