2010 Fatality Review: Up to Us
Final Report! Up to Us: Lessons learned and goals for change after thirteen years of the Washington State Domestic Violence Fatality Review
Our sixth and final report, Up to Us, is a summary of what we have learned from thirteen years of analysis and community conversations. The report includes:
- Stories from over a decade of case reviews
- 11 key goals for change
- Data for 1997 through 2010
- Strategies for using the Fatality Review as a tool for change
- Index of topics and recommendations included in all 6 reports
- Listen to the KUOW story on the report
- Watch the King 5 story on the report
- Watch the KXLY Spokane story on the report
- Watch the New Day Northwest story on the report
- Watch the KNDO Tri-Cities/Yakima story on the report
- Watch the Q13 FOX story on the report
- WSCADV Press Release
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Download handouts of 11 key goals:
- Offer comprehensive, survivor-centered advocacy at every point at which victims seek help.
- Improve access to justice and culturally relevant services for victims in historically marginalized communities.
- Integrate understanding of domestic violence into mental health, suicide, and substance abuse interventions.
- Increase knowledge about teen dating violence and young people’s access to appropriate services and interventions.
- Build the capacity of friends, family members, neighbors, employers, and coworkers to support domestic violence victims and respond to abusers.
- Improve the ability of family courts to identify domestic violence and appropriately address victims’ and children’s safety and well-being.
- Maximize the effectiveness of Domestic Violence Protection Orders to protect victims and their children.
- Ensure that the criminal legal system consistently imposes meaningful consequences for abusers’ violence and increases victims’ safety.
- Maximize the use of existing legal means to restrict abusers’ access to firearms.
- Increase victims’ options for economic and housing stability.
- Develop state and local strategies to promote healthy relationships and prevent dating and domestic violence.