The Catalyst Consortium has now partnered with the Scottish Risk Management Authority to produce an adapted version of the RATED tailored to the Australian setting (Aus-RATED).
The problem of violence, including sexual violence and family violence, is of national and international significance and requires innovative and transformational research and practice to enhance understanding and assessment, intervention, reintegration and prevention efforts. The aim of the Catalyst Consortium is to enhance our understanding of the causal factors of violence, and to intervene effectively with people who engage in violence in a manner that will increase community safety. We shall target people who commit interpersonal violence, including those with mental disorders (including personality disorders), substance misuse disorders, and cognitive impairment.
Projects and News
A paper has been published on the findings of the meta-analytic review on psychological treatment for violent offenders is now available. Download the article, commentaries and brief report via the below link.
A new summary report has been released on the challenge of predicting imminent sexual and violent offending. Read and download the report via the below link.
An informational review of the evidence base for current risk assessment and management instruments.
Liaison with State correctional services to examine the risk assessments that are currently used in Victoria and more broadly across Australia.