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Men's Behaviour Change Programs

Men’s Behaviour Change Programs (MBCPs) are predominantly group-based programs and services that focus on working with perpetrators to enable them to recognise their violent behaviour and develop strategies to stop them from using violence.

MBCPs must be registered with the Department of Communities and Justice to receive funding or referrals from the New South Wales Government.

Practice Standards for Men’s Behaviour Change Programs

The Practice Standards for Men’s Behaviour Change Programs articulate the NSW Government’s expectations of MBCP providers. Their objective is to provide guidance to ensure programs reflect good practice and are safe and effective in changing the behaviour of men that use violence. The Practice Standards replace the Minimum Standards for Men’s Behaviour Change Programs.

The Standards apply to all group programs for male perpetrators of domestic and family violence in NSW. This includes programs run by government agencies in a community or custodial setting. It also includes programs run by non-government organisations.

Compliance Framework for Men’s Behaviour Change Programs

The Compliance Framework for Men’s Behaviour Change Programs provides guidance to program providers on how they will be assessed and may be registered as compliant with the Practice Standards.

Application for Registration

To register as compliant with the Practice Standards, you must complete an Application for Registration and submit to the Department dvstandards@justice.nsw.gov.au.

Download the relevant forms:

Minimum Data Set

The Practice Standards for Men’s Behaviour Change Programs require MBCPs to collect data to support initial and ongoing compliance and to contribute to the evidence base for what makes a safe and effective MBCP.

This data is used by the NSW Government to oversee compliance with the Practice Standards and support improvements in practice and system delivery.

Contact us

The NSW Department of Justice is responsible for managing the implementation of the Practice Standards and the registration process.
 
To subscribe to updates or ask specific questions about the registration process please email dvstandards@justice.nsw.gov.au