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Turning point



Run by Queensland Corrective Services, Turning point is a brief 20 hour psycho-educational program designed to target responsivity issues surrounding readiness to change. Based on cognitive behavioural and stage of change models, the program uses the motivational interviewing approach to assist people to prepare for and work towards positive change. For those offenders where readiness to change acts as a barrier to engaging with further treatment and programs, the Turning point program is the first stage in their intervention sequence. The program will prepare them to benefit from future interventions identified in their offender management plan. This program is suitable for offenders in probation, parole, and custodial settings.

Queensland Corrective Services abstract


Offender Programs and Services Directorate
Level 22 State Law Building
50 Ann St
Brisbane Qld 4000
Ph: (07) 3405 6302
Fax: (07) 3224 6925

Related publications

Turning point: preparatory program for general offending: information for offenders and their family (2009)

Queensland Corrective Services

Turning point: preparatory program for general offending: information for staff and stakeholders (2009)

Queensland Corrective Services


Last updated: 10 January 2014
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