High-Risk Victim (HRV) Tool
The Colorado High-Risk Victim (HRV) Youth Identification Tool is intended to be used as a supplement to comprehensive screenings, assessments, or intakes that explore a multitude of life domains. The HRV Youth Tool should be utilized to improve upon identification of potential victims of exploitative abuse, and not as a validated diagnostic tool.
This tool can be used by professionals coming into contact with youth. Professionals should use their judgment in regard to the timing and completion of this form; the form should not be given to a youth to complete. Even if a youth’s profile suggests a presence of multiple indicators on the checklist, it does not confirm victimization; rather, it highlights a potential need for further assessment. The HRV Youth Tool does not provide an interview guide, but allows those who come into contact with high-risk youth to identify sources of information that they gathered in assessment, or via document review to aggregate high-risk factors.
If you are a staff member of the Colorado Department of Human Services, or if you are a contracted organization with Human Services, please utilize the HRV Youth Identification Tool found here.