The Expert Advisory Committee on Perpetrator Interventions (the Committee) was established to advise government on the suite of family violence perpetrator interventions that should be available in Victoria to ensure the safety of more women and children. This report explores ways to strengthen existing and emerging perpetrator interventions.
- Require new and existing perpetrator interventions to progressively align with the Principles for Perpetrator Interventions.
- Provide further guidance to the perpetrator services workforce on exit planning to support requirements under the revised Men’s Behaviour Change Minimum Standards.
- Standardise a post-participation follow-up service for perpetrators who have participated in an MBCP.
- Provide further guidance to the perpetrator services workforce on secondary referrals to support requirements under the revised Men’s Behaviour Change Minimum Standards.
- In line with the implementation of the next Indigenous family violence 10-year plan, Dhelk Dja: Safe Our Way—Strong Culture, Strong Peoples, Strong Families, strengthen relationships between non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal services for people who use violence. This should include learning from Aboriginal services’ approaches to working with people who use violence to improve responses for community and ensure greater victim-survivor safety.
- To further support engagement of perpetrators in interventions, develop guidance for perpetrator services and non-family violence specific services on working with men as both perpetrators and fathers, while ensuring that child safety is paramount.
- Adapt existing family violence-informed fathering programs to be more culturally responsive.
- Develop common risk and needs assessment practice guidance for perpetrator services as part of further development of the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework.
- Develop and deliver a family violence intervention in the community for high-risk perpetrators who are unsuitable for participation in an MBCP.
- Develop a family violence intervention for perpetrators with a cognitive impairment in the community and in the justice system.