Principal and co-founder of the Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM) Leonard Matarese is scheduled to host a webinar with Rhett Cady and Sara McFann on Thursday, May 31 at 1 PM (EDT). Titled “Domestic Violence: New Strategies for Law Enforcement,” the panel will lead attendees in a discussion on domestic violence, its impact on the community, and the police department’s ability to engage with residents.
Research shows that domestic violence offenders are not necessarily a special class of criminal, but are likely to have also committed other violent and non-violent crimes. Considering these offenders as generalists (burglars, car thieves, etc.), Hollywood, Florida completely changed the way it approached domestic violence cases and embarked on a program of focused-deterrence.
As reported in a March 2018 PM Magazine article, within the first two years, the program is showing promise with a decline in the number of domestic violence reports. Leonard, Rhett, and Sara will host a candid discussion about this case study and ideas that attendees may implement in their own communities.