- Published on Thursday, 28 July 2011 11:47
The Indigenous Men Managing Anger and Substance Use (IMMASU) program is a program for Indigenous males who have a history of offending behaviour linked with substance use and violence. The program aims to change thinking and behaviour patterns to increase pro-social attitudes and beliefs.
The course assists participants to develop a greater understanding of their substance use and how it links to their violent offending and provides them with the information to assist in avoiding relapse, associated harms and reoffending upon release.
What is Involved?
Given the program is mandated, participants are required to complete all sessions of the 55 hour program, run over the duration of 11 days.
The desired outcomes of the course for participants are:
To develop an acceptance of responsibility for their offending behaviour,
To develop an understanding of the possibility for change in their behaviour,
To develop an understanding of their offending cycle,
To develop an understanding of particular risk situations which predispose their offending,
To develop a repertoire of coping responses to deal with different risk situations.
Where is it Held?
The IMMASU program is currently running at the Greenough Regional Prison.
Who is Eligible?
The IMMASU program is a mandated program available to male offenders currently serving a term of imprisonment. All participants undergo an assessment process by Corrective Services in order to determine their suitability. Following this assessment, IMMASU facilitators conduct a pre-program interview to assess the participant’s motivation, prior to inclusion in the program.
For More Information
Funded by the Department of Corrective Services