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.

Access Resources

These resources provide public access to general domestic violence information.

Go To Resources


If you have questions or comments, please click the button below to contact the Institute for Family Violence Studies.

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For the purposes of simplifying language in this toolkit, the term domestic violence will be used to define violence by one intimate partner against another. The federal Lautenberg Amendment which will be discussed in depth later, also refers to the crime as domestic violence. Links to specific state laws addressing the crime as it is identified in each state are provided in the Resource Site.