The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence partners with the Georgia Commission on Family Violence to research and publish the Georgia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Annual Report. It is an examination of the circumstances and consequences of domestic violence fatalities and near fatalities over the past 6 years, for the purpose of saving lives and holding abusers accountable.
Purpose of Georgia’s Fatality Review
Each Domestic Violence Fatality Review Annual Report serves the following four primary purposes:
- To raise awareness and promote critical thinking about the problem of domestic violence as a means of fostering conversation and collaboration statewide.
- To give a voice to the victims and their loved ones, so that we may learn from their experiences as we seek to prevent future tragedies.
- To expose and explore the dangers created when individuals or systems engage, consciously or unconsciously, in victim-blaming. Understanding how a culture of victim-blaming can be fatal for victims of domestic violence is essential to promoting safety and justice for victims and accountability for perpetrators.
- To serve as a practical tool for all those who wish to eliminate this violence in Georgia. By providing current data and analysis, mapping trends, summarizing recent history, and exposing barriers to safety and survival, our intention is that this tool will inspire and drive changes in our systems and our culture.
Each year, the report presents different themes based on the findings that emerge from cases reviewed. In 2010, the report addresses a particulary gap in delivery of services to domestic violence victims and survivors. We need people to know that vital, free services offered by domestic violence programs are available to those who are not staying in shelter or who have not left their relationship.
Download Resources You Can Use Now In Your Community
Georgia DV Fatality Review Key Findings
Ten Steps Employers or Businesses Can Take Right Now to Promote Domestic Violence Awareness
Calling Faith Community Leaders to Take Action Now
Our Faith Community Does Not Support Abuse!
Safety Planning with Teens Tip Sheet
Note: Some internet speeds may not allow these reports to be easily downloaded. If you would like to order hard copies of any of these reports, please contact us.