Domestic Violence Homicide Reports and Homicide Prevention Project

Since 2000, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (WCADV) has been researching, documenting and publishing an annual report detailing domestic violence-related homicides in Wisconsin.  In doing so, our intent is to honor the victims and survivors of domestic violence homicide. We also want to support Wisconsin communities to create opportunities for intervention and prevention of homicide.  We hope to expand the understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence among Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Teams, Elder Abuse Interdisciplinary Teams, and other critical systems where those living with domestic violence, whether as the primary target of the violence or the perpetrator, might seek help, assistance, support and opportunities to change.  Through our annual reporting, we hope to inspire community members to get involved in efforts to prevent domestic violence.

Click to view all Homicide Report Resources

Selected Resources

2011 & 2012 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report

This edition of the Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report includes cases and analysis from the calendar years 2011 and 2012. 

 

Homicide Prevention Project

Based on what we have learned through our homicide reporting, in January 2013 two Homicide Prevention Projects were launched via the CCR teams in Jefferson and Outagamie counties.  See the General Announcement to learn more about how this opportunity was developed, and check back soon for more information about what these teams have been working on!

2010 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report
2009 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report

Continuing the work launched in 2000 with publication of the first Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report, this edition details domestic violence-related homicides in the calendar year 2009. This brief accounting in no way represents the victims’ full lives. Within the limitations of readily available public information, we have endeavored to construct as accurate a description as possible of key events and circumstances related to each homicide.

2008 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report

This edition details domestic violence-related homicides in the calendar year 2008. This brief accounting in no way represents the victims’ full lives. That would require a far more detailed inquiry, in-depth study of official case records, and conversations with family and friends left behind. Within the limitations of readily available public information we have endeavored to construct as accurate a description as possible of key events and circumstances related to each homicide.

2006-2007 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report
2005 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report
2004 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report
2003 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report
2002 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report
2001 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report
2000 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report
Domestic Violence Homicide Response Plan

WCADV’s Homicide Response Plan was developed by a workgroup comprised of Executive Directors fromdomestic violence and dual programs who came together as a result of experiencing andresponding to domestic violence homicides in their own communities. Our objective with thisdocument is to provide a framework for programs and their communities to develop a plan thatwill provide guidance in responding to a domestic violence homicide, whether the victim hadbeen a client or not. We hope to assist communities in responding in a supportive andcollaborative manner that encourages the further growth of their commitment to working together to end violence.