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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 men 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 NSW Government.

Registered providers of Men's Behaviour Change Programs

Providers registered as compliant with the Practice Standards for Men's Behaviour Change Programs as at 28 September 2020.

ProviderLocation(s)Program Name
Baptist Care Family and Counselling Services
- Bankstown  
- Campbelltown
- Penrith
- Tuggerah
Facing Up  
Manning Support Services
- Taree
- Forster
- Gloucester
Taking Responsibility
​North East MBCP
​- Albury 
​MBCP
Liberty Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Services 
​- Port Macquarie
​Engage2Change
​CatholicCare Wilcannia Forbes
- Wilcannia
- Forbes
​SEEDS
​Men and Family
- Lismore
- Tweed Heads
​MEND
​Settlement Services International

- Fairfield (Arabic)
- Toongabbie (Tamil)
- To be advised (Hazaragi)
​Building Stronger Families
Relationships Australia NSW
- Fairfield (Arabic)
- Toongabbie (Tamil)
- To be advised (Hazaragi)
- Bathurst
- Blacktown
- Hunter
- Illawarra
- Lake Macquarie
- Macquarie park
- Maitland
- Northern Beaches
- Parramatta
- Penrith
- Sydney CBD
Building Stronger Families





Taking Responsibility

​Relationships Australia Canberra and Regions
​- Wagga Wagga
Taking Responsibility for Respectful Relationships
Kempsey Families Inc.
- Kempsey
- Nambucca Valley
- Coffs Harbour
Engage2Change
Anglicare
- Parramatta
- Nowra
- Ulladulla
STOP
CatholicCare
​- Fairfield
Choosing Change
Warrina DFV Specialist Services
​- Coffs Harbour
Engage 2 Change
Housing Plus
​​​- Orange
Accountable Men
Mission Australia Central and Far West NSW
- Broken Hill
- Dubbo
- Orange
- Walgett
- Central and Far West

​Manin' Up

Centacare New England North West
- Tamworth
- Gunnedah
Disrupting Family Violence

Please note this table is updated regularly

Application for Registration

To register as compliant with the Practice Standards, you must complete an Application for Registration and submit to the Department at 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 Communities and 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 

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. The Standards' 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.

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