Each year about half of the women murdered in Washington are killed by their current or former partner. Children, friends and families of victims are also at risk when abusers become homicidal.
The Fatality Review convenes community groups to examine domestic violence related deaths. Focusing on events leading up to the death, panels identify gaps in policy, practice, training, and resources. The Fatality Review makes policy recommendations to address those gaps and improve the community response to domestic violence.
Fatality Review Reports
Our most recent report, Up to Us, is a summary of what we have learned from over a decade 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
All Fatality Review Reports
- Index of Topics in Fatality Review Reports
- 2010: Up to Us
- 2008: Now That We Know
- 2006: If I Had One More Day...
- 2004: Every Life Lost Is a Call for Change
- 2002: "Tell the World What Happened to Me"
- 2000: Honoring Their Lives, Learning from Their Deaths
- Barriers to Housing and Econimic Stability for DV Victims
- DV Homicide Rates 1997-2010
- 2012 Domestic Violence Fatalities in Washington State
- DV Fatalities by County – through 12/31/2012
- Immigrant DV Homicide Victims
- Teen DV Homicide Victims
- DV Homicides and Native People
- Statistics from our Media Guide
Resources for Fatality Reviews
If you are organizing a fatality review project, please feel free to contact us. We welcome opportunities to share our experience and thinking with you.
- Advocates and Fatality Reviews - Discussion of the "System Analysis" method for reviewing fatalities. Addresses confidentiality and avoiding victim blaming.
- Guidelines for Advocates Participating in Fatality Reviews - Six basic guidelines for advocate participation in fatality reviews.
- Homicide at Home - Description of the WSCADV Fatality Review model.