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Corrective Services NSW interventions

Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) is committed to driving down adult reoffending, which is a NSW Government priority.

CSNSW deliver a package of evidence-based programs and initiatives to address domestic violence offending behaviour, including:

Practice Guide for Intervention

The Practice Guide for Intervention (PGI) provides Community Corrections officers with the tools they need to be effective agents of change in their supervision of domestic violence offenders. It provides a structure for supervision through the use of simple exercises, allowing staff to deliver interventions in a timely manner to medium to high risk offenders.


The EQUIPS (Explore, Question, Understand, Investigate, Practice, Succeed) suite of programs address the criminogenic needs of offenders across the state. There are four programs in the suite, addressing General Offending, Addictions, Aggression, and Domestic Abuse. The EQUIPS Domestic Abuse program is based on a psycho-behavioural framework and has strong therapeutic influence in its delivery. It has a strong emphasis on inviting perpetrators to accept responsibility for their offending behaviour. It also encourages them to increase their level of accountability to the wider community.

High Intensity Program Units (HIPUs)

The High Intensity Program Units (HIPUs) are located in seven Correctional Centres across NSW, and deliver intensive programs and services to participants serving shorter prison sentences. The primary goal of the HIPUs is to provide short-sentenced inmates with intensive programs, services and enhanced release planning to reduce the risk of return to custody and/or the risk of re-offence. These interventions are based on a comprehensive individualised assessment of each participant and an ‘exit-on-entry’ Case Plan that focuses on whole of sentence. The individual program pathway developed in the Case Plan uses the EQUIPS suite of programs to address risk and needs in areas such as aggression, domestic violence and addictions. More information on HIPUs can be found at https://correctiveservices.dcj.nsw.gov.au/csnsw-home/reducing-re-offending/initiatives-to-support-offenders/about-offender-services-and-programs/how-do-we-choose-the-group-programs-we-use.html