DFV common risk and safety framework

The Domestic and family violence common risk and safety framework (the CRASF) is part of the Queensland Government’s commitment to a Queensland free from domestic and family violence (DFV) where people feel safe in their homes and where children can grow and develop in safe, secure environments.

It is a whole-of-system framework that guides the delivery of integrated service responses to enhance the safety of victim-survivors and their children, and to hold perpetrators to account. It articulates a shared understanding, language, and common approach to recognising, assessing and responding to DFV, and offers guidance on best-practice approaches.

Online risk assessment and safety planning tools

The CRASF includes a series of risk assessment and safety planning tools to help keep victim-survivors and their children safe.

  • The Level 1 tool (PDF) (or DOCX) is a screening tool designed for use by professionals, first responders and community members who encounter people who may have experienced DFV. There is a separate screening tool for adults and for children.
  • The Level 2 tool (PDF) (or DOCX) is a risk assessment tool designed for specialist DFV practitioners, selected government workers, and other professionals with a role in responding to DFV. There are 2 parts to the Level 2 tool: a risk assessment tool and a safety planning tool.
  • The Level 3 tool (PDF) (or DOCX) is a dynamic risk assessment and safety management tool designed specifically for coordinated high risk multi-agency teams.

Fact sheets are also available to guide you on how to use the CRASF tools:

Online training modules and resources

Visit the Integrated service systems training hub to access our suite of training resources to support your understanding of the DFV integrated service system (ISS) and the CRASF, including an introductory webinar and videos, and a list of frequently asked questions.

Online training modules are also available, designed to be self-paced and accessible at any time. Additional modules will be published as they become available and will cover the CRASF tools, working with priority population groups, High Risk Teams and more. Modules will be added as they become available. To access these modules, please visit the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research website or access them via our training hub.

If you are interested in attending a face-to-face, interactive training session to learn more about the revised CRASF, please visit Eventbrite to find a suitable session and register to secure your attendance. In these sessions you will learn how the revised CRASF can be used to enhance integrated service responses to DFV. This session will cover CRASF principles, risk assessment and safety planning, understanding the ISS, and information sharing.

Revision of the CRASF

The CRASF is evidence-based and has been developed through a co-design process with key stakeholders across Queensland.

In 2021 the CRASF was revised to address the Evaluation of the integrated service response and high risk teams trial 2019 and to incorporate contemporary best practice.

Version 2 of the CRASF includes a new child screening tool, additional factors relating to coercive control and technology-facilitated abuse, a greater focus on children and priority population groups, improved cultural considerations, and an increased focus on the person using violence.

Version 1 of the CRASF was developed by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) in 2017.


If you require information on the CRASF please send an email to DFVIntegratedServices@justice.qld.gov.au.