Common Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF)

The Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework has been designed to help practitioners working in a wide range of fields to understand and identify risk factors associated with family violence.

This manual aims to support a consistent approach for assessing and managing family violence.
It consists of three key elements:
• the framework
• contextual information necessary to use
the framework effectively, and
• Practice guides 1 to 3.

Review of the Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework

The Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence recommended a review of the CRAF to ensure that it reflects best practice internationally. The Commission suggested that the review and redevelopment of the CRAF should aim to enhance processes of risk assessment for children, pay attention to more effective inclusion of all the forms of family violence covered by the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 [Vic] and should incorporate a rating and/or weighting of risk factors to identify the risk of family violence as low, medium or high.

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