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Ending family violence



Run by Queensland Corrective Services, Ending family violence is a culturally specific program designed for Indigenous offenders to help address aspects of their criminogenic behaviour relating to family violence.

Ending family violence is a brief intervention targeting Indigenous offenders who have been convicted of offences related to violence within their family and/or community. The program is based on a cognitive behavioural model and utilises both active and experiential learning exercises that are culturally appropriate. The program aims to raise participants' awareness of the impact of domestic violence on the family unit and to investigate options to assist them to change their lifestyle. It is available in both correctional centres and the probation and parole service.

As the program's concepts are mostly gender neutral it may be facilitated by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male and 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

Related publications

Ending family violence : information for offenders and their families (2009)

Queensland Corrective Services

Ending family violence : information for staff and stakeholders (2009)

Queensland Corrective Services


Last updated: 13 January 2014
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