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The VRAG-R Development Committee

The Committee was formed to encourage research on the VRAG-R, to vet requests to use the data base, to maintain reliability of VRAG-R risk assessments by providing training and answering questions about scoring.

Members of the VRAG-R Development Committee

Maaike Helmus is an adjunct research professor at Carleton University and a consultant with the Forensic Assessment Group. Focusing her research on developing and validating risk assessment scales, she is part of the development team for several scales, including the VRAG-R, Static-99R, Static-2002R, STABLE-2007, ACUTE-2007, BARR-2002, and the RAST.

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Brian Judd is a licensed psychologist and a certified sex offender treatment provider in Wahington State. He has been conducting risk assessments and providing treatment to violent and sexually violent offenders for over twenty years.



Martin Lalumière is Professor in the Clinical Program of the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. He has conducted research in various areas of Forensic Psychology and Sexology.



Vern Quinsey is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Biology, and Psychiatry at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He was the Founding Director of Research at the Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene, Ontario, and a co-author of the VRAG and VRAG-R.