Prison-Based Correctional Offender Rehabilitation Programs: The 2009 National Picture in Australia

Criminology Research Council grant; (05/08-09)

This project sought to describe the types of custodial-based treatment programs that are currently offered to offenders in Australia and changes to models of delivery over time. Data on correctional prison-based rehabilitation programs offered throughout Australia were collected through interviews with Departmental representatives and review of program manuals. All jurisdictions have dedicated significant resources to the development and delivery of a suite of high-intensity offender rehabilitation programs, with relatively consistency in approaches to program delivery between States and Territories.