How Arizona Prosecutors Implemented a Statewide Domestic Violence Risk Assessment

October 1, 2018 | By Amelia Cramer, Jon Eliason, and Elizabeth Ortiz

The Prosecutor

Arizona recently implemented a statewide domestic violence risk assessment tool for
intimate partners that measures the perpetrator’s likelihood to commit a severe re-assault within seven months that would result in serious physical injury or death to the victim. How did Arizona develop and implement this tool, known as the APRAIS (Arizona intimate Partner Risk
Assessment Instrument System), which is approved by the Arizona Supreme Court and mandated to be considered by judges when setting bond in DV cases? This article will shed light on how this was implemented.


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