Cologne Risk Index


The checklist Cologne Risk Index allows a prognostic estimation whether disorders develop in the aftermath of an extreme burden.

The Cologne Risk Index has been developed to enable risk estimation of the traumatic proceeding. Early recognition of risk courses is an essential part of secondary prevention. The CRI has been designed and validated in the scope of the research project "Prevention of chronic disorders and disabilities in violent crime victims" – the "Kölner Opferhilfe-Modell" (KOM) – for the first time (compare Fischer et al., 1999). By gathering manageable situational factors such as severity of traumatic situation or peri-traumatic dissociation and existing resp. missing protective factors, the CRI enables the estimation of the risk of a disorder.

The Cologne police for example are using the validated version of the CRI for crime victims. Crime victims are assessed by trained police officers shortly after the act of violence has been committed and where necessary are referred to the Cologne counselling centre for victims of violent crimes and accidents. Since then, a variety of CRI versions have been developed, which are detailed in the TGIP Manual I.

For more information see the Target Group Intervention Program Manual I (TGIP)