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Screening Assessment for Stalking and Harassment (SASH)

The SASH is a brief assessment designed to help frontline professionals prioritize stalking and harassment cases for further response. The SASH was developed due to the dearth of frontline assessment tools specifically for stalking, which differs from intimate partner violence in important ways (both the context of the behavior and who it affects). The number and variety of harassment and stalking cases can overwhelm the resources of first responders such as police, victim shelters, and security services. The SASH is designed to help workers in these agencies make informed decisions about prioritization of resources toward cases that are most likely to require additional investigation or management to prevent harm. This entry describes the development and structure of the SASH, its use, and empirical findings regarding ...

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