A new perpetrator outreach service will be part of the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilot in Christchurch. Key points follow:
- The perpetrator outreach service will primarily work with respondents referred from the safety assessment meeting (SAM) table and will mainly deal with clients who are not engaged in other funded behaviour change programmes and services.
- The service will meet with perpetrators to gain their input into the development of a family safety plan and to gain their perspective about their safety risks and what action might support them to stay safe. They will work with perpetrators to encourage motivation to change their behaviour and ensure they get access to behaviour change programmes or support as needed.
- The worker from the perpetrator outreach service may attend relevant intensive case management (ICM) or SAM meetings. They will provide expertise in family violence from a perpetrator perspective to risk assessment and safety planning.