An Analysis of Risk Assessment Tools for MARAC

Risk assessment in the violence against women sector is a critical strategy to help identify the likelihood of repeat or increased violence and prevent further harm. There are two common approaches to conducting a risk assessment. The first is through clinical judgement and the second is through actuarial tools.

As part of the MARAC project, a collection of risk assessment tools were reviewed for the purpose of identifying a tool for use at a high-risk MARAC table. This analysis features a range of risk assessments and examines the different components of the tools.