Goal: FVTFs should assign a subcommittee to assess whether or not there are policies in their local Judicial Circuit for firearms removal from family violence offenders.
- Review and discuss the Firearms and Fatalities section of the 2014 Fatality Review Report (section begins on page 42).
- Conduct an audit of how firearms prohibition notifications are being handled in your jurisdiction, and report back to the FVTF.
- Develop relationships with local judges and law enforcement to explore avenues to enhance procedures for firearm removal.
- FVTF members should consistently evaluate the effect and impact the protocols have on family violence victims.
Goal: FVTFs should support efforts to pass state legislation in Georgia that would support the implementation of federal firearms law.
- Learn who your legislators are on both the state and national level.
- Develop relationships with your legislators and provide them with information about family violence on an ongoing basis.
- FVTF members should attend Stop Violence Against Women Day at the Georgia Capitol. This is a day when individuals interested in ending domestic violence gather at the Capitol to inform their legislators about the issue. This event is typically held in February each year.