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The Building on Aboriginal skills (BOAS) program is an Indigenous specific program that was designed for Indigenous prisoners who want to reconnect with their land and culture while learning cognitive skills and positive behaviour.
The program uses 'social learning theory' - a learning approach that can support positive behaviour change, combining cognitive skills and emotional intelligence training. Key focus areas include:
This program is available in many regional prisons in Western Australia (including Broome, Eastern Goldfields, Greenough, Roebourne and Casuarina prisons) and is appropriate for men and women.
Department of Corrective Services, Western Australia, abstract
Department of Corrective Services, WA
Level 9, 141 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Locked Bag 22
Cloisters Square WA 6850
Ph: (08) 9264 1711 or 13 12 17