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Firearm Divestiture Program in Louisiana

Firearm Divestiture Program in Louisiana

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Author: Harwood, Tim

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Firearm Divestiture Program in Louisiana: A Model for Domestic Violence Reduction . . . and a Result of One Officer’s Decades-Long Mastery of Her Subject

Icon of a time indicator to show this indicates how long something takes to read or learn.20 minutes

Publication Date: Sep 2021

Lieutenant Valerie Martinez-Jordan took her efforts from a local notion to a statewide effort backed by legislation that she helped draft and statewide training that she leads. The success story highlights the challenges and opportunties she found as she was developing the Program. It also emphasizes the importance of collaboration and partnership.


Collaboration and Partnerships Policy/Protocol Development

VAWA Crime(s):

Dating Violence Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Stalking


Chief/Sheriff/Executive Investigator/Detective Patrol Officer/Deputy Prosecutor