Intervention and Behavioural Change include treatment and management efforts targeting the psychological and social factors relevant to violent and sexually violent behaviour.
Treatment also aims to restore or promote psychological health and wellbeing. Interventions have the capacity to reduce victimisation, prevent unnecessary suffering, improve the lives of offenders who initiate change, as well as save money by reducing reoffending, rehospitalisation, and reincarceration.
Although the manifold costs and consequences of violent victimisation are incalculable in monetary terms, simply managing a violent individual’s risk so that they are not re-incarcerated has substantial financial and social benefits. Those who engage in violence, including sexual violence, can also be helped to move on to better more satisfying lives that help ensure community safety.