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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.
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