Danger Assessment

Select the appropriate assessment for you below to help gauge your potential level of danger. This assessment is not mandatory, especially if you're currently in a safe situation.

Finding an Advocate

Though the Danger Assessment can be taken independently, we recommend taking the assessment with someone you trust, like an advocate. The assessment asks questions about violence, threats, and coercion, so it can be triggering for many. An advocate can support you emotionally and walk you through each of the questions.

You can search for direct service providers like advocates here.

For Female Survivors

The Danger Assessment is an instrument that helps to determine the level of danger a woman has of being killed by her intimate partner. The tool was originally developed by Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell (1986) with consultation and content validity support from battered women, shelter workers, law enforcement officials, and other clinical experts.

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For Male Survivors

University of Arizona developed the Arizona intimate Partner Risk Assessment Instrument System (APRAIS).
The APRAIS tool predicts near lethal violence and is used at the scene of domestic violence incidents to place survivors in contact with domestic violence advocates. The Arizona Supreme Court recently ruled that a risk assessment and intervention developed and tested by Dr. Messing is recommended for use at the scene of domestic violence incidents throughout Arizona.

Male Survivors

Danger Assessment/ APRAIS scoring

Warning: the scoring to these assessments can be alarming for some. It's often a "wake up call" and is very direct.

Here are the possible outcomes you can possibly score: 

Interpretations of Danger Levels (Danger Assessment)

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Interpretations of Danger Levels (APRAIS)

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What is the Empowerment Study?

To better understand our impact on the community, we want to get to know you, how you've used FinAbility, and what impact it made.

You'll be compensated $150 for: 

  • Two (2) 30 minute interviews
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The study will be conducted over the course of 1 year

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  • We will not contact you from a FinAbility email. You'll be able to choose one of three dummy companies to receive emails from, to ensure that only innocuous emails are in your inbox.
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