The program commenced in September 2020 and provides perpetrators of domestic violence the opportunity to undertake intensive work to develop healthier relationships by increasing awareness and skills surrounding non-abusive behaviour, to challenge unhelpful ways of thinking, develop emotional management skills and empower the individual through taking responsibility for their own actions with the goal of addressing their abusive behaviors and reducing the risk of further abuse from impacting their relationships.
The benefits of Choose Change:
Through positive participation in the program the client will engage in behaviour change to ensure the ongoing safety for their partners and family, and to divert the perpetrator away from the criminal justice system. Additionally, a child-centered focus will hold the client accountable in making positive parent choices to develop healthy relationships with children within the family unit.
Who can Choose Change help?
Choose Change can help any individual who engages in abusive practices to reduce risk within their relationships, along with any children involved and the wider community.
How can Choose Change be accessed?
Individuals can access the Choose Change program via a self-referral, whilst external agencies or organisations may submit a referral for any clients that present with abusive behaviours. To make a referral, please contact us on 9498 1910 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where is Choose Change located?
The Choose Change program is co-located within the Armadale Police station and the Communicare office situated at U6, 42 Fourth Rd Armadale WA.
The Choose Change program is funded by Department of Social Services (Community Grants Hub). We also acknowledge the support from the Western Australia Police Force and the Department of Communities – Child Protection and Family Support.