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In 2010, an extensive review of the literature regarding
program standards for domestic violence behaviour change programs occurred, and
consultations were held with program providers, experienced facilitators, policy
makers and victims groups across NSW. The consultations identified aspects of
effective practice in behaviour change group programs for men who have been
violent towards family members, and explored how victims’ safety could be
These ideas were developed into a series of principles
that now underpin the standards.
The principles include: