Return home
Company Training & Resources Assessment Consultants Support Contact
Used to browsing our catalog? Try our new e-catalog!
Customer Support: 1.800.331.8378 Fax: 1.800.727.9329
Supplemental Materials
Permissions & Licensing
Data Collection
Qualification Levels
Join GoToMeeting
Connect with us
Related Products
Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth

With its emphasis on dynamic factors, the SAVRY is designed to be useful in intervention planning and ongoing progress monitoring, including the formulation of clinical treatment plans, conditions of community supervision, or release/discharge.
Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth™ (SAVRY™)
Randy Borum, PsyD, Patrick Bartel, PhD, and Adelle Forth, PhD
Purpose:Assess the risk of violence
Age range:12 to 18 years
Admin time:10-15 minutes to administer
Scoring time:10 minutes
Qualification level:S or B
View print pricing.
Supplemental Product Resources

The SAVRY is composed of 24 items in three risk domains (Historical Risk Factors, Social/Contextual Risk Factors, and Individual/Clinical Factors), drawn from existing research and the professional literature on adolescent development as well as on violence and aggression in youth. Not designed to be a formal test or scale, there are no assigned numerical values or specified cutoff scores. Based on the structured professional judgment (SPJ) model, the SAVRY helps you structure an assessment so that important factors will be emphasized when you formulate a final professional judgment about a youth’s level of risk. The primary domains of known risk and protective factors are addressed, with clear operational definitions provided. Risk and protective factors are based on their relationship to adolescents—not to children or adults.

  • Each risk item has a three-level rating structure with specific rating guidelines.
  • Six protective factor items are rated as either present or absent.
  • Both reactive and proactive aggression—aggression subtypes that are extensively theoretically supported—are emphasized.
  • Items have direct implications for treatment, including the consideration of dynamic factors that can be useful targets for intervention in risk reduction.
  • To learn more about the SAVRY, visit the PAR Training Portal to watch a video on school violence and threat assessment.

Item numberProduct descriptionList priceAdd to Cart
WW-5918-KTSAVRY Introductory Kit
includes SAVRY Professional Manual and 50 Rating Forms
Manuals, Books, and Equipment
Item numberProduct descriptionList priceAdd to Cart
WW-10311-EMSAVRY e-Manual
e-Manuals are not returnable. Please see our FAQ before ordering e-Manuals.
WW-5919-TMSAVRY Professional Manual$56.00
Forms and Booklets
Item numberProduct descriptionList priceAdd to Cart
WW-5920-RFSAVRY Rating Forms (pkg/50)$74.00
Related Products
Inventory of Offender Risk, Needs, and Strengths™ (IORNS™)
Classification of Violence Risk™ (COVR™)

Click here to send us your comments about this product.
Copyright PAR, Inc. 2012