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DarkFox Violence Risk Assessment Tool

DarkFox is an expert system that collects and organizes data related to a potential violence risk. The information shared is used to develop a unique threat management plan supported by research from the fields of psychology, criminology, threat, and law enforcement. For a risk rubric and triage tool that can be used for all cases coming before your team, we have developed the Pathways tool.


We are experiencing an unpresented number of threats and concerns presenting in our elementary, middle, and high schools, colleges and universities and in the workplace. The best way to address threat is through a multi-disciplinary team which brings together law enforcement, counseling, and psychology, conduct and human resources, and case management. Once information is shared with the team, the development of a research-based and clearly outlined threat management mitigation plan is essential. DarkFox aids this process by providing a system that meets the needs of the professionals in the field.

No data is stored in this online system related to your entries. Users are encouraged to print and save the outcome to a PDF and maintain this according to your institution's data privacy standards.


The system is only available to law enforcement and members of threat assessment teams. Pricing is available for police departments, teams, and individuals. Fill out the form below for more details and pricing information.

A fox in its den


Don't miss Dr. Brian Van Brunt's free webinar series, DarkFoxDen, where he hosts a monthly conversation related to threat and violence risk assessment in K-12, college, and workplace cases. Brian will be joined by different guests each month to discuss topics related to risk and protective factors, interviewing techniques, deception detection, impression management, social media threat, incels, white supremacy, gatekeeping/triage, behavioral intervention teams, cultural competency, report writing, and case management.

Pathways to Enhancing Your Team Approach

Brian also hosts a free monthly conversation related to the development of collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams such as behavioral intervention teams (BITs) or CARE teams. This approach to violence prevention and intervention is a best practice identified by leading researchers, the FBI, Homeland Security, the Secret Service, and the National Threat Assessment Center. Brian will be joined by different guests each month to discuss topics related to the ideal composition of a team, information sharing guidelines, the importance of having a training schedule, compliance with national team standards, how to conduct a self-audit, creating consistent documentation, culturally competent interventions, and addressing specific populations.

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