Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria (Australia)
Reducing family-related violence via alcohol policy
6.2 Reducing Recidivism By Violent Offenders
Purposive interventions have demonstrated that violent offending by recidivist offenders, including the reduction of domestic and family assaults, can be reduced when the offenders’ use of psychoactive substances is controlled. Two examples are the Sobriety 24/7 program in South Dakota and the HOPE program in Hawaii.
Recommendation 4: That the Committee recommend that the 24/7 Sobriety Program and the HOPE project should be utilised as models for the testing of the approach with recidivist violent offenders in Victoria.