The Brief Spousal Assault Form for Evaluation of Risk (B-SAFER) is a set of evidence-based practice guidelines for assessing and managing risk of recidivism and lethality for intimate partner violence. This video is a brief overview of the (B-SAFER).  

B-SAFER Factsheet

Overview of the Brief Spousal Assault Form for the Evaluation of Risk (B-SAFER).

Intimate Partner Violence and Risk Assessment: A Systematic Review

The current study was designed to assess the utility of recidivism risk assessments for individuals charged with, or convicted of, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in pretrial settings. Building on prior reviews, the researchers completed a systematic review and meta-analysis of risk assessments among IPV aggressors to summarize their predictive validity in multiple types of recidivism, … Continued

Managing Risk for Domestic Homicide of Older Adults as a Community: Everyone has a Role to Play

Margaret MacPherson discusses the gendered nature of violence and abuse for older couples and the intersection with systemic ageism. Tracey Marshall presents on the evolution, strengths and weaknesses of violence risk assessment tools, including the B-SAFER risk assessment tool which is relevant for older couples. Taken together, their ideas point to the value of coordinating … Continued

Vulnerability Factors among Women Victimized by Intimate Partner Violence and the Presence of Children

This study aimed to a) examine the presence of children in relation to victim vulnerability factors and assessed risk for intimate partner violence (IPV) re-victimization, and b) examine the police response, in terms of risk management, in IPV cases with and without children, respectively. Data from a sample of 1407 women who had reported IPV … Continued

The Validity and Reliability of Available Intimate Partner Homicide and Reassault Risk Assessment Tools: A Systematic Review

At least one in seven homicides around the world is perpetrated by intimate partners. The danger of intimate partner homicide (IPH) associated with intimate partner violence (IPV) has led to the development of numerous IPV reassault and IPH risk assessment tools. Using 18 electronic databases and research repositories, we conducted a systematic review of IPH … Continued

Spousal Assaulters in Outpatient Mental Health Care: The Relevance of Structured Risk Assessment

This study examined whether a typology of perpetrators of intimate partner violence (IPV) could be replicated in a Dutch sample (N = 154) of self-referred IPV perpetrators using a structured risk assessment tool for relational violence (Brief Spousal Assault Form for the Evaluation of Risk [B-SAFER]). Findings support the previous IPV perpetrator subtypes: low-level antisocial … Continued