Assessment Summary

Domestic Violence Inventory (DVI)

The Domestic Violence Inventory (DVI) test is designed for adult (male and female) domestic violence offender assessment and is a state-of-the-art domestic violence perpetrator test.

The DVI has 155 items, takes 30 minutes to complete and has six measures (scales):

  1. Truthfulness Scale
  2. Violence (Lethality) Scale
  3. Control Scale
  4. Alcohol Scale
  5. Drugs Scale
  6. Stress Coping Abilities Scale

The DVI is used in courts, probation departments, community corrections, clinics, treatment programs, etc. This test is appropriate for both misdemeanor and felony cases. The DVI evaluates violence (lethality) potential, assesses control issues, quantifies substance (alcohol and other drugs) abuse and measures stress handling abilities.

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