Perpetrator intervention services requirements

The Perpetrator intervention services requirements (PDF) or (DOCX) set a minimum program standard for services, leading to quality outcomes for victims and perpetrators, as well as consistency across the sector.

The requirements relate specifically to perpetrator intervention programs, including:

  • group readiness
  • duration of group programs
  • maximum number of group participants
  • gender of co-facilitators
  • qualification and experience requirements of facilitators
  • role, qualification, experience, frequency and duration of a victim advocate
  • role, experience and frequency of an observer.

Perpetrator intervention services will be required to comply with the requirements by 1 January 2022.

The requirements are included in the Domestic and family violence support services investment specification.