In recognising that one size does not fit all, case management offers an approach which recognises that perpetrators may be at different levels of acceptance of responsibility and motivation to change.
Case Management aims to reduce the risk associated with perpetrator’s use of family violence by providing an individualized and tailored response to address the barriers to engaging in the change process.
This is achieved through proactive practical and psychological support to men across the community who use family violence in conjunction with systemic and integrated risk management strategies.
The purpose of case management is to:
Keep perpetrators in view of services and relevant authorities
Contribute to a ‘safe at home’ approach
Provide an opportunity to engage with victim survivors via family safety contact
Offer perpetrators a timely response
Identify information that may be proactively or responsively shared on request under the information sharing scheme to contribute to risk assessment and management for victim safety
Actively engage perpetrators with a view to identify key changes necessary to enable perpetrators to take responsibility and enable the victim survivor to live safely , including the ongoing use of risk assessment and risk management
Provide a more tailored service response through the coordination of specialist services, including mental health, alcohol and other drug, and housing services
Assist in engagement with programs that aim to stop family violence, including but not limited to Men’s Behaviour Change Programs
Actively involve the perpetrator in planning and decision making to encourage engagement with other social and universal services
Family Violence Case Management is only available from the Shepparton Office.
Case Management can vary from 20 to 35 hours of service, plus eight 2 hourly sessions of active participation in an Anger Management group.
Case management may be provided to:
Perpetrators using violence against family members and require practical support around managing risk
Perpetrators who have been deemed unsuitable for a Men’s Behaviour Change Program. This includes those who:
Do not have English as their primary language
Have complex needs that require intervention, support and stability before they can safely participate in a MBCP, including mental health, alcohol & other drugs and homelessness issues
Have complex needs that require and individualized response, including cognitive impairment and acquired brain injury (ABI), and require support around complex health and social issues
May be at risk from other perpetrators due to the nature of their offending or relationship context
Contact Child FIRST for more information 1300 854 944