Welcome to APRAIS
Arizona intimate Partner Risk Assessment Instrument System
It provides risk information gathered by police from victims/alleged victims of intimate partner violence to the court at the initial appearance of the accused
It does not contribute information to the trial or sentencing phase – only at the initial appearance
APRAIS provides criminal justice personnel and advocates with an evidence-based tool and protocol to gather information which helps identify potential risk of severe re-assault, as well as lethal or near lethal, intimate partner violence & possible future threats to officers
The Family Violence Institute (FVI) at Northern Arizona University (NAU) and the Arizona Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) are working together on the implementation of the Arizona intimate Partner Risk Assessment Instrument System (APRAIS) tool and protocol. AZPOST assigned the FVI the role of lead training agency. Consequently, trainings conducted by the FVI team are AZPOST-sponsored and attending officers therefore qualify for continuing education credit.