The VERA-2R can be used for persons who are suspected, have been accused, arrested or convicted of violent extremist or terrorist criminal offences.

The VERA-2R can be used by trained professionals in pre-judicial, judicial and post-judicial settings. These include professionals in local government, social and mental health care, the criminal justice system, penitentiaries, probation settings, national security and intelligence services, migration services, and law enforcement agencies with regional and national police forces.

The VERA-2R is applicable to evaluate all ideological types of violent extremism and terrorism, it is applicable to lone actors and members of extremist groups, and to adolescents.

The evidence based structural method of the VERA-2R avoids the pitfalls of judgments made on the basis of intuition and experience.