The number of programs targeting domestic violence offenders will be tripled as part of a $18 million NSW Government commitment to reducing reoffending.

Referred to as Men’s Behavioural Change Programs, the initiative supports domestic violence offenders to identify at-risk behaviours and actively reduce the prevalence of gender-based violence and abuse in domestic environments.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the investment will expand the number of service providers from five to 16 and increase the number of locations across the State that offer programs from 15 to 29.

“No one in NSW should live in fear of being in a domestic violence situation, which is why we set a strong standard of holding perpetrators to account,” Mr Provest said.

“Men’s Behavioural Change programs work with domestic violence offenders to recognise that their actions are unacceptable and to make them aware of conduct that can trigger reoffending.”

The funding will enable existing service providers to target and personalise their intervention programs and it will set new service providers up with the funds and resources needed to commence behavioural change programs.

Registered service providers were given the opportunity to participate in an open tender to provide Men’s Behavioural Change Programs in NSW.

Funded service providers include:

Service ProviderLocations to be funded
Men and Family CentreTweed Heads and Lismore