Orput announces domestic abuse roundtable

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar will participate in a domestic abuse prevention roundtable discussion set for 1 p.m. Thursday in the county Government Center boardroom, Washington County Attorney Pete Orput announced today.

The Domestic Abuse Roundtable focuses on the Lethality Assessment Protocol (LAP), an innovative program used by all Washington County law enforcement agencies. The LAP is a method for a law enforcement officer responding to a domestic situation to assess, by asking selected questions, the present and likely future danger faced by the domestic abuse victim, and to suggest likely supportive resources consistent with mitigating that danger.

Participating in the roundtable along with Klobuchar and Orput are Washington County District Judge Elizabeth Martin, county Sheriff Bill Hutton, Oakdale Police Chief Bill Sullivan, Assistant County Attorney Karin McCarthy, Beverly Dusso, president of Tubman Family Alliance, Nicky Gillett, director of Legal Services for Tubman Family Alliance, Tom Adkins, director of county Community Corrections and Sandra Hahn, Community Corrections deputy director.

"I am excited that such a sterling group of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals have been assembled to discuss such an important issue as domestic violence and the criminal justice system’s response to it," Orput said. This roundtable should provide much food for thought and future action."

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