Danger/Lethality Assessment

What makes a volatile/abusive relationship more or less dangerous? What factors should be immediate red flags? What does evidence from thousands of cases tell us? How might victims/survivors better assess their level of lethal danger? Danger Assessment is an evidence-based instrument that helps to determine the level of danger an abused woman has of being killed by her intimate partner.

Developed by Johns Hopkins University JHU School of Nursing, the Danger Assessment tool (specifically the evaluation for Immigrant women) is now translated by Sikh Family Center into Punjabi, with the direct assistance of Domestic Violence survivors in our Punjabi Sikh community.  Print and share! Anyone can fill this out and call our trained peer counselors (certified by the JHU team) on the Helpline to understand their score and make their safety plan.