What’s Next?

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 [0] would place them in the lowest risk category; a score of [7] 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