Page 2570 - Week 07 - Monday, 15 August 2022

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1. One sex offender treatment group was cancelled due to COVID restrictions in late August 2021. This group, and one additional group, commenced on 18 November 2021.

The roll out of the new EQUIPS suite of programs was impacted, as the delivery of the training package was unable to commence until November 2021 due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions.

In addition, there were eight Brief Intervention Programs partway through completion when COVID-19 restrictions were enacted. These groups were postponed on 12 August 2021 and recommenced on 26 October 2021.

The Solaris Therapeutic Community ceased on 12 August 2021 as the ACTCS external provider, Karralika, was unable to access the Alexander Maconochie Centre due to the restrictions. ACTCS provided an equivalent program in their absence with no gap in program delivery.

In order to continue detainee engagement during COVID-19 restrictions, the Corrections Program Unit (CPU) developed six new self-paced booklets that were distributed to detainees. Between 13 August 2021 and 31 December 2021, over 300 certificates were awarded to detainees who had completed booklets to a competent standard.

2. No programs were ceased for the entirety of the lockdown period.

Sex Offender Treatment Program: twice a year

Sex Offenders with a Learning or Intellectual Disability (SOLID): as required

Sex Offender 1:1: as required

EQUIPS Domestic Family Violence: twice a year

EQUIPS Aggression: twice a year

EQUIPS Foundation: twice a year

Self Management And Recovery Training (SMART): as required

Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) focused Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DTB): six times a year

EQUIPS Addiction: two – four times a year

Solaris Therapeutic Community: three times a year

Brief Interventions (‘Readiness’, ‘Healthy Relationships’, ‘AOD Program’ ‘Thrive’, ‘Thrive Extended’, and ‘Making my Way’): once a year in each accommodation area.

It is noted that various changes were made to the suite of programs on offer following a review of programs in early 2021. Changes included cessation of some programs, updates to others, and the introduction of contemporary evidence-based programs to address matters covered in the programs that were ceased. These changes came into effect mid-late June 2021.

4. Programs timetables are developed two weeks in advance. Most programs run on a regular schedule, but can be affected by staff absences, AMC directives or detainee need.

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