NaBITA Threat Assessment Tools


The Structured Interview for Violence Risk Assessment (SIVRA-35) is a thirty-five-item inventory designed by Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., that is used to assist Behavioral Intervention Team members and clinical staff in conducting a more thorough and research-based violence risk assessment. The SIVRA-35 is designed to assist with individuals identified as elevated, severe, or extreme risk by the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool (available for free here) or using similar methodologies. The SIVRA-35 can be used as a structured questionnaire or can be scored to provide the assessor a low, moderate, or high rating of risk for a range of behaviors.

Threat Assessment in the Campus Setting (PDF)

The 2014 NaBITA Whitepaper, which marked the first substantial revision to the tool itself, and an update of the 2009 Whitepaper that first introduced the tool to the field.

Updated 2014 NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool (PDF)

A risk rubric is a tool for the consistent, objective, context-specific assessment of potential risks to prevent emerging violence toward self or others. It is strongly recommended each campus adopt the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool™ and Risk Rubric or another commonly accepted and appropriate model. The NaBITA Tool utilizes a multi-disciplinary rubric to assess threat on three scales: Mental Health-related risk (potential harm to self), Generalized risk/default categories/ERM (operational, reputational, facilities, financial), and Hostility and Violence (potential harm to others).


Workplace Assessment of Violence Risk (WAVR-21)
Firestone Assessment of Violent Thoughts (FAVT)
Historical, Clinical, Risk Management (HCR-20)