Reporting the risk

The findings of the VERA-2R should be integrated into a final report.

This sets out the overall risk assessment (low, moderate or high) together with the significant risk domains, risk indicators, and protective indicators. These are explained with objective information. In the case of repeated measurements, the aim is to highlight any changes in risks and protective factors.

If new relevant information becomes available, a new risk assessment should be undertaken. In the case of interventions, the protective indicators should receive proper attention.

If an individual is arrested or convicted, a risk estimate can help in the setting up of a rehabilitation process and establishing accompanying goals as well as assisting in placement decisions or pre-trial decisions. Psychiatrists and psychologists are often asked to provide such evaluations for detainees or at a hearing.