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Minimum Standards for Men's Behaviour Change Programs

The NSW Government introduced Minimum Standards for Men’s Domestic Violence Behaviour Change Programs in 2012.

In NSW there are currently a range of men’s domestic violence behaviour change group programs. Programs are provided by government agencies as well as non-government services. These agencies provide valuable services to men seeking to change their abusive behaviour.

The objective of the Minimum Standards is to ensure that all programs in NSW reflect good practice and are safe and effective in changing the behaviour of perpetrators of domestic violence. While there is room for variation in the methods and approaches adopted by program providers, this Minimum Standards set benchmarks that apply to all programs.

Minimum Standards for Men’s Behaviour Change Programs

Programs that comply with the minimum standards

The following programs have been registered as complying with the Minimum Standards. ​

Approved ProviderApproved ProgramContactLocation
Corrective Services NSW & Anglicare Diocese of Sydney
EQUIPS – Domestic Abuse Program02 9895 8144Parramatta
Anglicare Diocese of Sydney
Skills, Techniques, Options and Plans (STOP)
​02 9895 8144
​Parramatta
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​02 4424 7150
Nowra
BaptistCare NSW and ACTFacing Up Program

1300 130 225 or

02 8713 4333

Bankstown
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1300 130 225 or

02 4624 8700

Campbelltown
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1300 130 225 or

02 4352 7900

Tuggerah
Catholic CareChoosing Change: Men and Family Relationships Program02 8723 2222Fairfield
​Mission Australia
​Mannin' Up
​02 6881 6696
​Fairfield
Kempsey Family Support Service Inc.Men Exploring New Directions (MEND). Men's Domestic Violence Behaviour Change Project 02 6568 7657


02 6563 1588
Coffs Harbour


Kempsey
Men and Family Centre Inc.Men Exploring New Directions (MEND)02 6622 6116

07 5536 8868
Lismore

Tweed Heads
Corrective Services NSW & Mission AustraliaEQUIPS - Domestic Abuse Program 0437 962 615Dubbo
Port Macquarie Hastings Domestic and Family Violence Service

Insight

 


02 6583 2155Port Macquarie
Relationships Australia, Canberra and RegionsTaking Responsibility for Respectful Relationships program02 6923 9100 
Wagga Wagga
Relationships Australia NSWTaking Responsibility – a course for men

02 4940 1500 or

1300 364 277

Broadmeadow / Maitland
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02 9418 8800 or

1300 364 277

Macquarie Park
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02 8362 2888 or

1300 364 277

Sydney City
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02 4221 2000 or

1300 364 277

Wollongong
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02 9806 3299 or

1300 364 277

Westmead
​"02 4728 4800 or 1300 364 277 Penrith


Review of the Minimum Standards 


In 2016, the Department of Justice undertook a review of the Minimum Standards. It is antici​pated that updated standards will be released in 2018.

For more information click here​​

Minimum dataset

The Department of Justice currently collects data to support providers evaluate their programs and contribute to an evidence base for the effectiveness of behaviour change groups. 

Click here​ for the revised minimum dataset template. ​

This data is currently collected on a six monthly cycle (January- June and July-December). Providers of registered programs are required to submit this data to dvstandards@justice.nsw.gov.au

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Email: jsp.enquiries@justice.nsw.gov.au