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Domestic Violence Risk Needs Assessment (DVRNA) Training


Domestic Violence Risk Needs Assessment (DVRNA) Training

The DVRNA is risk assessment composed of 14 domains that is used in Colorado for adult domestic violence offenders. The DVRNA presents a framework to assess the risk of future intimate partner violence, and aids in determining appropriate level of treatment.  This training provides an overview of different types of risk assessment and the importance of utilizing risk assessment practices in the forensic setting. This discussion will include how to distinguish static and dynamic risk factors and why this is important to assessing offender progress. After a review of the research supporting the Risk, Need, Responsivity Principles, participants will review the scoring manual of the Domestic Violence Offender Risk and Needs Assessment (DVRNA), and learn about the genesis and utility of this instrument. Through this discussion, participates will learn about the supported research for each domain, how each domain is scored, and the development of the DVRNA overtime. The second half of this training will transition to application and participants will review case studies and score the DVNRA in a multi-disciplinary group setting.  Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to score the DVRNA with DV Offenders.   

Training will be provided by Carolina Thomasson, who specializes in DV Offender Evaluations of individuals in the criminal justice system, to include evaluations in the areas of: mental health, substance use, domestic violence, anger management, and dual diagnosis. All evaluations have the core component of the Risk Need Responsivity Principle to identify a comprehensive evaluation outcome of the offender evaluations including treatment planning.  Ms. Thomasson is a Domestic Violence Offender Management Board (DVOMB) Approved Trainer.

Lunch is included

If you have specific questions about the training, please contact Tiffany Reid Bell at dGJlbGwgfCB0aGVzcGFyY2ZvdW5kYXRpb24gISBvcmc=

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