Assessing a victim’s risk of further violence
Some victims need urgent police protection, safe shelter and medical attention. Use this tool to quickly assess victims’ needs and hasten the decision-making process.
This tool has been simplified but it can be customized to include checklists, forms and reference to laws. To use tool, think also about your workflow:
> When do you conduct the assessment (at which stage of the victim’s journey)? (Risk factors may change during the course of a case. Be prepared to address them.)
> Who fills out the tool and makes the recommendations?
> Who reviews and approves the recommendations?
> Who follows up on the recommendations?
> When referrals are made to external agencies, who are the focal points (and what are their contact details)?
> For actions that require applications (or petitions), where are the precedents of those applications stored on the server?
> Once the application (or petition) has been drafted, who reviews and approves the application?
> What is the indicative timeline for the above?
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