What happens after referral to the SAIF program?
When a referral for SAIF programming is submitted to Restorative Services, staff screen (see: assessment eligibility criteria) and process the request, then directly contact the client to first schedule an Intimate Partner Domestic Violence Risk Assessment. This is an evidence-based, actuarial assessment in which scores rank on risk for repeated domestic violence.
Assessed clients can be placed into one of seven categories of risk, and assigned a risk score between 0 – 13. A score of  would place them in the lowest risk category; a score of  or more would place them in the highest risk category. Thus, the higher the score, the higher the Risk for re-assault. Completing this assessment ensures that clients are placed in the appropriate treatment group/program.
After successful completion of the Risk Assessment, results are submitted to the referring agency with a recommendation for treatment. Clients are assessed at Low, Medium, or High Risk; recommendations for each risk level are listed below:
Assessed at Low Risk
[Risk Score of 0-3]
Victim Empathy – Intimate Partner & Family session(s)
Assessed at Medium Risk
[Risk Score of 4-6]
Intimate Partner Domestic Violence Medium-Risk Group
(6 week men’s treatment group; 6 week women’s group)
Assessed at High Risk
[Risk Score of 7-13]
Intimate Partner Domestic Violence Men’s Group