Presage Founder Lynn Fairweather, MSW
Over 25 Years of Subject Matter Expertise
When it comes to assessing and managing domestic violence risk, practical experience and specialized knowledge are imperative to success. While some threat assessors take a generalist approach, our founder Lynn Fairweather has been concentrating solely on the issue of domestic violence since 1993. As an abuse survivor and dedicated field veteran her background is “front line”, developed from working directly with victims, offenders, and professional partners in thousands of real-life cases. Through previous roles in criminal justice, social service, and educational systems, Lynn has developed a unique perspective and skill set for understanding and dealing with high risk threats. She is both a detail-oriented consultant and a passionate classroom educator, delivering pragmatic advice and engaging trainings on the evaluation, handling, and prevention of domestic violence.
Before creating Presage in 2008, Lynn earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a master’s degree in Social Work. Throughout her career, she has served on multiple successful interpersonal violence task forces and response teams and facilitated victim support groups and batterer’s intervention programs. Lynn also holds training certifications from institutions such as Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and Gavin de Becker’s Advanced Threat Assessment Academy.
Lynn is an active member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, The American Society for Industrial Security, and the National Speakers Association, and serves as President of the Oregon Violence Against Women Political Action Committee. She writes professionally on the subject of domestic violence, authoring dozens of articles in addition to her award-winning book “Stop Signs: Recognizing, Avoiding, and Escaping Abusive Relationships” (Seal Press 2012). Lynn has also appeared as a featured contributor for national media outlets and an expert witness at criminal, civil, and legislative hearings.