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Risk Assessment

The Domestic Violence Action Center can provide an assessment of the level of risk a victim is at and find out whether it may be a potentially lethal situation.  A risk assessment can be done by an advocate over the Helpline or at court while obtaining a TRO.

You may also take a risk assessment test which could potentially indicate if you are at high risk and should contact someone to assist you with a safety plan.  Take a few moments to look over the following criteria to see if you select "YES" to three or more. If you do, please take a moment to call our Helpline for further assistance.

Risk Assessment Test

1)

Physically abused the victim
YES
NO

2)

Physical violence increased in frequency
YES
NO
3) Abuser stalks the victim
YES
NO
4) Physical violence increased in severity
YES
NO
5) Abuser tortured the victim
YES
NO
6) Poly-substance abuser
YES
NO
7) Abuser has a criminal record
YES
NO
8) Abuser attempted/killed household pets
YES
NO
9) Alcohol abuser
YES
NO
10) Decision to leave abuser was made by victim
YES
NO
11) Prior violence victim tries to leave in the past
YES
NO
12)

Abuser violates court orders ordering him or her to stay away from the victim

YES
NO
13) Abuser has undocumented history of felonious violence toward people outside of the home or former intimate
YES
NO
14) Abuser attempted to commit suicide
YES
NO
15) Ice user
YES
NO
16) Threats of homicide
YES
NO
17) Threats to kill himself or herself
YES
NO
18) Abuser is obsessive and possessive
YES
NO
19) Access to firearms
YES
NO
20) Sexual abuse/coercion
YES
NO