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The Making Choices: Moderate Intensity Women's Program for General Offending is an intervention program for female offenders that addresses general offending behaviour. This program is part of the High Intensity Violent Offending Program and is run by Queensland Corrective Services. The Making Choices Program utilises a range of treatment methods effective in reducing recidivism, including:
By targeting a range of criminogenic needs related to general offending, the program aims to reduce an individual's overall risk of recidivism.
The program incorporates a focus on specific women's issues in the personal or emotional domain, such as victimisation issues, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. While using a similar structure as the men's program, this program was designed to use female specific learning strategies and narratives that ensure it is responsive to the particular needs of female offenders.
The program is 100 hours long, and is usually run over 13 and a half weeks, with three sessions a week.
Queensland Corrective Services abstract
Corrective Services, Queensland
Statewide Operations Directorate
State Law Building
50 Ann Street
Brisbane Qld 4000
GPO Box 1054
Brisbane Qld 4001
Ph: (07) 3227 7111