Published: May, 2014| Faye Luppi, Julia Colpitts

Presenters describe the year-long process leading to the recommendation that Maine risk assessment practice be updated to include the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) tool. ODARA predicts which cases of domestic violence have an increased likelihood of future violence and require more careful monitoring or intervention by the justice system; it also leads to more effective resource allocation. Its predictive accuracy of 77% is the best there is in validated, evidence-based DV risk assessment tools without involving tools requiring clinical expertise. Presenters also cover the implementation process that has been underway.