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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

The Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) & Domestic Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (DVRAG)

General Material

This page describes the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) and Domestic Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (DVRAG), and provides information about journal articles discussing these tools. These tools comprise a coherent actuarial system to assesses how likely a man is to assault his partner again, and how his risk compares with that of other abusers. These tools may also predict the speed and number of recidivistic offenses and the severity of injuries caused. The general scoring criteria include the instructions for scoring and interpreting the ODARA in any setting. The DVRAG is intended for use by forensic clinicians and criminal justice officials who can access in-depth information. The item instructions for both are kept as close as possible to the original research coding criteria.