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File #: 2013-1090    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 1/15/2013 In control: Committee on Public Safety Services
On agenda: Final action: 5/14/2013
Enactment date: 5/14/2013 Enactment #: 373
Effective date: 5/28/2013    
Title: Resolution authorizing the Mayor, Director of Public Safety and the Chief of the Bureau of Police to enter into agreement/agreements and/or contract/contracts with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (“PCADV”) and the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (“WCS”) to implement the a Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment Program-Maryland Model (“LAP”) as required by Bill 2013-1091. Costs not to exceed Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000).
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess
Indexes: AGREEMENTS
Attachments: 1. 2013-1090.doc, 2. 2013-1090 VERSION 2.doc
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Resolution authorizing the Mayor, Director of Public Safety and the Chief of the Bureau of Police to enter into agreement/agreements and/or contract/contracts with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (“PCADV”) and the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (“WCS”) to implement the a Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment Program-Maryland Model (“LAP”) as required by Bill 2013-1091. Costs not to exceed Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000).
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Whereas, in the United States approximately 1 in 4 adults will be subjected to domestic violence by an intimate partner; and
Whereas, in the United States an estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year; and,
Whereas, approximately 1 in 4 LGBTQ people experience domestic violence; and
Whereas, in the United States 1 in 4 women will become victims of domestic violence in their lifetime; and,
Whereas, Domestic Violence is the leading cause of injury to women ages 15 - 44 in the United States - more than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined; and,
Whereas, in the United States 1 in 3 teenage girls will be physically assaulted by a boyfriend; and,
Whereas, boys who witness domestic violence in their homes are 1500 times more likely to perpetrate abuse later in life; and,
Whereas, 50% of girls growing up in an abusive home will go on to be victims of abuse themselves; and,
Whereas, Pennsylvania has the third highest number of murder suicides in the nation and seventy-three percent of those deaths involved an intimate partner - spouse, common-law spouse, ex-spouse, or girlfriend/boyfriend; and,
Whereas, Pittsburgh City Council finds that working to reduce and eliminate domestic violence in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area serves a critical public purpose.
Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby as follows:

Section 1. The Mayor, Director of Public Safety and the Chief of the Bureau of Pol...

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