Danger Assessment (2019)
The Danger Assessment (DA) was originally developed by Co-Investigator Campbell (1986) with consultation and content validity support from battered women, shelter workers, law enforcement officials, and other clinical experts on battering. The second part of the Danger Assessment is this 20-item instrument which uses a weighted scoring system to count yes/no responses of risk factors associated with intimate partner homicide. Some of the risk factors women are asked about are whether or not their partner owns a gun, their partner’s employment status, whether or not he has ever threatened to kill the woman, etc. The training module, offered at www.dangerassessment.org, provides training on how to score the tool and offers score interpretations and recommendations for the different score levels. This tool is available in English, French Canadian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
The Danger Assessment was revised in 2019.