Perpetrator interventions 2.14
We will implement the South Australian Safe Practice Standards for Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Services and Interventions, to ensure consistency and accountability across services provided to perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence.
What have we achieved
This work by the State Government includes changing the focus to early intervention in relation to men's violence, rather than changes to the programs for perpetrators already involved with the criminal justice system. A suite of measures is underway.
What is next
The State Government has fast-tracked this work in a response to COVID-19 and funded significant work across the sector during the past year. Funding was provided to the Men's Referral Service, Kornar Winmil Yunti Aboriginal Corporation and Community Transitions (OARS) for new programs and initiatives, and the Government, through the SA Housing Authority, has delivered 9 new beds for perpetrators removed from their homes.
What difference will we make
A state-first perpetrator intervention pilot program is now underway, with new dedicated beds open for South Australian men, with the aim of keeping their families safe and providing support for perpetrator's behaviour.
See also: Perpetrator interventions 2.15