Review of the Family Violence Risk Assessment & Risk Management Framework – final report

Posted by Sharyn Rognrust, Category: Domestic Violence, eHealth & Service Coordination, Family Violence, Prevention of violence against women, Violence Against Women,

The Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework (often referred to as the common risk assessment framework, or the CRAF) has been inuse in Victoria since 2007. The CRAF is used by many different professionalgroups who come into contact with family violence in a range of services: itskey objective is to prevent the repetition and escalation of family violence.

The Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence recommended a review of the CRAF to ensure that it reflects best practice internationally. The Commission suggested that the review and redevelopment of the CRAF should aim to enhance processes of risk assessment for children, pay attention to more effective inclusion of all the forms of family violence covered by the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 [Vic] and should incorporate a rating and/or weighting of risk factors to identify the risk of family violence as low, medium or high read report