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