Correctional offender rehabilitation programs: the national picture in Australia

Criminology Research Council grant ; (4/02-03)

This project sought to describe the types of treatment programs that are currently offered to offenders in Australia. Data on correctional rehabilitation programs offered in each state and territory 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 offender rehabilitation programs. There is a high level of similarity between states and territories in the types of program currently offered. There is an opportunity for closer collaboration between jurisdictions in the further development of both offender treatment programs and quality assurance processes.