Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY)

The SAVRY is one of the most widely used and researched structured risk assessment tools designed to assess risk of general violence in male and female youth between the ages of 12–18 years. The SAVRY is particularly relevant to the topic of correctional psychology, given its applicability to the assessment and management of risk in adolescent offenders. The current entry describes the SAVRY and briefly discusses its purpose and development, then provides a broad overview of empirical findings regarding its reliability and validity.

Description and Purpose of the SAVRY

The SAVRY consists of 30 items (i.e., 24 risk factors; 6 protective factors) that are grouped into three risk domains, Historical Risk Factors, Social/Contextual Risk Factors, and Individual/Clinical Risk Factors, and one protective domain, Protective Factors. Items ...

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