Issue Briefs

These 2-page briefs summarize data, key findings, and recommendations from fatality reviews on a range of topics. Use for quick reference for advocates, with the media, or in community education.

Where Did Domestic Violence Victims Turn for Help?

In reviewed fatality cases, victims turned to friends and family first and more often than law enforcement, courts, or services.

Pregnancy and Domestic Violence Homicide

Domestic violence, sexual coercion and unplanned pregnancy are strongly linked. Get the facts and find resources.

Teen Victims of Domestic Violence Homicide

New data on teen victims of domestic violence homicide in Washington State. Resources for teens, parents, advocates, and educators.

Housing and Economic Barriers to Safety

Analysis of victims’ income compared to the costs of housing and basic needs.

Immigrant Victims

New data on immigrant & refugee victims of domestic violence homicide in Washington State, and resources for advocates.

Native Victims of Domestic Violence Homicide

Homicides involving Native American victims and perpetrators, and domestic violence homicides on tribal land.