Announcing Geiger Institute
To our valued community –
I am thrilled and honored to share with you today the launch of the Geiger Institute.
For 17 years, we have been growing our domestic violence homicide prevention work at the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center. We began this work as advocates, developing the Domestic Violence High Risk Team (DVHRT) Model and then the Danger Assessment for Law Enforcement (DA-LE), seeing firsthand how these solutions can be implemented right here in our backyard.
As we grew, so did the implementation of these tools, and we were able to provide support to more communities to make their own impact in homicide reduction. To date, we have provided training and technical assistance to over 250 jurisdictions across the country working to prevent domestic violence homicides. The Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women recognized the DVHRT Model as a “leading promising practice” in intimate partner homicide prevention.
Now, new solutions and more resources are needed, and we are pleased to introduce: the Geiger Institute.
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center is, at its heart, an agency serving survivors in our local communities and implementing prevention programs in area schools. The Geiger Institute will operate as a division of the Center, and this launch will enable us to continue and grow our domestic violence homicide prevention work nationally. We are actively expanding the Geiger Institute team, building our partnerships, raising critical funding, and evolving our work to increase pathways to safety for those who are most marginalized.
This is an exciting milestone at our organization, and we could not have reached this point without the support of our partners and community members. However, there is much work still to be done to end the epidemic of domestic violence homicide in this country, and new solutions are needed to reach those most at risk.
I hope you will take a look at the new Geiger Institute website here (www.geigerinstitute.org) and follow along with our work. We would love your support in spreading the word and celebrating this launch.
Chief Executive Officer