Domestic Violence Fatality Review Teams

In Florida, if there is a domestic violence related death, there is a system in place to examine what went wrong. It is called the “Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team” and cities such as Jacksonville are charged with putting them together. The team reviews fatal and near-fatal acts of domestic battery. The team examines what led up to the incident, community resources that were available but not used, domestic battery laws, etc. Their purpose is to examine what the government could do in the future to prevent this from happening again.

There are many people who can make up this team. They can be representatives from the:

Duval County state attorney’s office
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office
medical examiner’s office
Domestic Battery Centers
Department of Children and Families
Hubbard House
Clerk of Court