Perpetrator interventions


  • Research funded by ANROWS on perpetrator interventions to improve systems and service effectiveness, as well as the responsiveness to the diversity of perpetrators.

  • The National Outcome Standards for Perpetrator Interventions (national outcome standards) were endorsed by the Council of Australian Government (COAG) on 11 December 2015. The standards are based on extensive consultation with government and non-government sector experts, and designed to guide and measure the outcomes achieved by perpetrator interventions across Australia.




Domestic and Family Violence Intervention program


  • No to Violence (2021) Tips for engaging men on their use of family violence (fact sheet) Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria.

    This resource gives five tips for engaging men on their use of family violence:

    1. Safety – do not engage in a way likely to increase risk to the safety of vicitms;
    2. Identify invitations by men to collude in their behaviour - when responding to a man’s attempts to minimise, excuse or justify their use of violence, it is important to encourage them to re-evaluate their behaviour and self-exploration;
    3. Open the conversation - being curious and asking questions can help put his behaviour on the table;
    4. Experience of ex/partners and kids - encourage empathy for how his partner/kids are experiencing his behaviour, rather than his intentions or identity; and
    5. Change and support - identifying what a desirable future looks like can help reflection around what needs to change.



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    Respect Guidelines for Domestic Violence Prevention Programs.

    CAFCASS (Childrens and Family Court Advisory and Support Service). This organisation represents children in family court cases. It is independent of the courts, social services, education and health authorities and all similar agencies. They offer a Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme for parties involved in family court cases.