DVStat was developed to improve outcomes for victims of domestic violence, reduce re-victimization and prevention both domestic and community violence. DVStat brings together state and local criminal justice agencies as well as victim services organizations to develop stronger systems to hold domestic violence offenders accountable for their actions, protect victims and reduce domestic violence and homicide. One important component of DVStat is the use of data to concentrate criminal justice resources on the density of domestic violence related incidents and the most dangerous domestic violence offenders.
DVStat closely tracks the most high risk domestic violence offenders based upon standardized criteria, monitors lethality project data, and provides information on the prosecution of domestic violence crimes in Baltimore. Participants include the Mayor’s Office of Baltimore City, Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, Baltimore Police Department, State’s Attorney Office, Department of Parole and Probation, and community domestic violence service providers.
DVStat provides data on the following topics:
- Lethality assessments
- Domestic violence arrests
- Domestic violence warrants
- Protective Orders
- Domestic violence case dispositions and outcomes