The Lethality Assessment Program-Maryland Model (LAP) is an innovative, award-winning, nationally recognized practice to prevent intimate partner homicides and serious injuries. 

Identified as a “supported intervention” according to the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Continuum of Evidence of Effectiveness 

Identified as a “leading promising practice” by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) 

LAP Received the 2011 Partnership for Safer Maryland Award. 

LAP was selected as one of four 2010 national recipients of the prestigious  Celebrating Solutions Award given annually by the Mary Byron Project. Marcia Roth, Executive Director of the Project, lauded the LAP for its outstanding work. “We received almost 300 applications throughout the United States.  Our national review team felt that Maryland’s program shows promise in moving beyond crisis management to provide answers every community should use in ending the epidemic crime of domestic violence.  It is an outstanding organization and program.” 

LAP was announced as one of the Top 50 Programs of the 2008 Innovations in American Governmentcompetition, by The Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School.