Florida’s innovative Law Enforcement Families Partnership (LEFP) was created to reduce and prevent officer-involved domestic violence in the state. Administered by the Institute for Family Violence Studies at Florida State University and supported by the criminal justice and victim’s advocacy communities, the LEFP is the first statewide project of its kind. It includes several components, the cornerstone of which is an online curriculum that teaches officers about the dynamics and consequences of domestic violence perpetrated by officers. This article describes the project and early data from the surveys attached to the curriculum.
Protecting lives, careers, and public confidence: Florida’s efforts to prevent officer-involved domestic violence.Family Court Review (2011)
Publication DateJanuary, 2011
Citation InformationOehme, K., Siebert, D. C., Siebert, C. F., Stern, N., Valentine, C., & Donnelly, E. (2011). Protecting lives, careers, and public confidence: Florida’s efforts to prevent officer-involved domestic violence. Family Court Review, 49, 84-106.