SIVRA-35 Assessment Tool

The Structured Interview for Violence Risk Assessment (SIVRA-35) is a thirty-five-item inventory designed by Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., that is used to assist Behavioral Intervention Team members and clinical staff in conducting a more thorough and research-based violence risk assessment. This supplemental guide for those trained in the SIVRA-35 provides some sample questions related to each of the 35 SIVRA items. The questions that follow are meant to give interviewers some natural-sounding language to serve as examples in conducting assessments and assigning ratings using a 0–2 scale. Given that each interview is different, questions may need to be adjusted to fit specific situations.

The SIVRA-35 is a researched-based expert system useful for assessing individuals during an in-person interview. Those using the SIVRA-35 are recommended to have completed a NABITA course on the instrument to better understand the creation, administration and interpretation of the measure. The tool should be used in conjunction with further training and study. A starting place for this would be reading this article or contacting the author Brian Van Brunt.

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