Forseti was founded in 2017 (as Vidocq Studios) to respond to a multi-agency need in the City and County of San Francisco. By working in partnership with the Department on the Status of Women, Mayor London Breed's Office, SFPD, District Attorney's Office, San Francisco Sheriff's Department and La Casa de Las Madres we developed a Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment Tool.
H.A.R.T.,™ the Honest Assessment Response Tool™ digitizes the upfront data collection associated with a Domestic Violence call for service and instantly connects the relevant stakeholders in the community. At its core, it gives the officer or victim advocate the ability to connect survivors and at-risk individuals with available services in real-time.
During 2020, stemming in part from the BLM movement, Forseti realized there was a much larger need within the criminal justice system to help reimagine policing in the United States. Our goal is to utilize our existing law enforcement infrastructure to redirect at-risk individuals to the social justice system, when appropriate. As a result of this we have expanded our services to include:
Forseti Field Arrest
DV Supplemental Incident Report
Homeless Outreach Assessment
Forseti Referral & Alert System (FRAS)
Starting in 2021, as part of our commitment to the United States of America, Forseti has partnered with the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (www.mnadv.org) to provide H.A.R.T.™ DV to their network of 872 Law Enforcement Agencies and 209 Domestic Violence Programs across 39 States AT NO COST to MNADV or MNADV's Lethality Assessment Program subscribers.
We are collaborating with thought leaders and researchers in the space to reimagine and enhance our national response to Domestic Violence!