SARA SK - Metodika na odhad rizika v prípadoch domáceho násilia ( SARA SK - Method for Risk Assessment in Case of Domestic Violence)
Diagnostic method SARA (Spousal Assault Risk Assessment) was developed by the authors: P. Randall Kropp, Ph.D., Stephen D. Hart, Ph.D., Christopher D. Webster, Ph.D. and Derek Eaves, MD in Canada and was subsequently adapted to the needs of the police in Sweden. The method was implemented also by other European Union countries like Italy, Greece, Czech Republic.
SARA consists of 15 structured questions that point to risk factors associated with domestic violence. The application is to evaluate risk factors for violent person, and determine the vulnerability of people at risk of domestic violence, their children or other family members and members by.
SARA – SK is a modification of the original Spousal Assault Risk Assessment and its further development in accordance with the similar modification of the SARA implemented in Czech Republic in previous years.
Based on the evaluation of information obtained from SARA – SK, experts decide and design the followed assistance, which consists of counselling, support for persons at risk, creating a safety and protecting plan, providing socio - legal services or/and criminal – legal procedures ( e. g. restriction order)
During 2012, approximately 1,600 members of Police Force and other experts as end-users will be trained. The training is provided by in every region of Slovakia.
Aims and objectives
Main objective is to estimate the risk factors and competently assess risk when considering domestic violence via structured expert and standardized approach.
The implementation of the licensed method has the aim to improve substantially the intervention and support services of police, social workers and other supportive professionals in the field of DV (VAW)
To implement the SARA- method arose from the needs of the Police Force after the implementation of the institute of restriction order.
Alliance of women in Slovakia (Aliancia žien Slovenska)
Stakeholder, Firstname: Adriana
Stakeholder, Family name: Hargašová
Nuts code: SK0