Using the DVSAT

Scoring the DVSAT

Victims are classified as “at serious threat” if they answer “yes’ to 12 or more of the DVSAT  questions (for intimate victims) or if a professional judgement leads them to believe the victim is ”at serious threat” (for intimate and non-intimate victims with a DVSAT score of less than 12). Risk can be upgraded by professional judgement but never downgraded.

Scoring for NSW DVSAT

1 or more “yes” answers = at threat

12 or more “yes” answers = at serious threat (25 questions in total)