National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative

The mission of the National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative (NDVFRI) is to provide technical assistance for the reviewing of domestic violence related deaths with the underlying objectives of preventing them in the future, preserving the safety of battered women, and holding accountable both the perpetrators of domestic violence and the multiple agencies and organizations that come into contact with the parties.

NDVFRI staff and consultants offer:

If you are interested in learning more about technical assistance opportunities provided through NDVFRI, please contact us. NDVFRI staff and consultants look forward to serving you.

NDVFRI Webinar

Striking a Balance: Confidential Information & Fatality Review

December 9, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Pacific

The goal of fatality review is to improve the future by examining the past. But some of the information about the past (medical, mental health, victim advocacy) is explicitly confidential. How should a fatality review team address confidentiality issues, especially when the victim is no longer present to consent to disclosure? This webinar will explore the practical and legal issues, as well as best practices for successfully examining the past without inadvertently undermining privacy and safety in the present.

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2015 NDVFRI Conference

Fatality Review: Communities and Social Change

St Petersburg, FL
May 17 -19

This two day event will bring together team members and stakeholders from across the country to learn about fatality review and advance their efforts. We will explore the ways communities have changed their responses to domestic violence as a result of their fatality review work. The conference highlights the importance of civic engagement, agency and stakeholder contributions, and democratic practice.

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Featured Video:

Montana Landscape Scene

Example Fatality Review Case in Montana

Produced by: S.T.O.P in Action: Montana Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission

Watch more videos produced by S.T.O.P. In Action. Visit the NDVFRI video library for expert interviews and presentations.