Kick the Habit, Start Over
A transformative community-based offender program that changes lives
KickStart is a suite of highly successful programs developed to produce real impact for individuals in the community with alcohol and/or other drugs issues and offending behaviour.
A highly effective behaviour change program
The KickStart programs work
Getting a handle on substance use and criminal activities is a massive challenge for community-based offenders. KickStart programs deliver the strategies to meet those challenges.
KickStart’s fundamental aim is to create meaningful behavioural change in community-based offenders. During the KickStart Pilot, participants reported significant improvements in their emotional regulation (as measured by the DERS); and reduced criminal thinking (as measured by the PICTS).
Other key indicators of behaviour change in KickStart participants are the frequency of urine test breaches and Correction Order breaches.
Improvements in emotional regulation
Reduced criminal thinking
KickStart Group Program
Duration: 42 hours (15 sessions) OR 24 hours (8 sessions)
Participant requirements: Male offenders serving community Corrections Orders, combined custodial sentences or parole
KickStart Individual Program
Duration:15 hours or 8 hours
Participant requirements: Male offenders serving community Corrections Orders who are unsuitable for group programs
3 BIG OUTCOMES
Delivering the KickStart programs
Our comprehensive KickStart endorsement equips clinicians with the tools and ongoing support needed to effectively facilitate KickStart programs to male offenders in the community.
Throughout the face-to-face 3-day training, AOD facilitators will develop skills in criminogenic group program delivery, how to manage complex and challenging behaviours, and explore the links between substance use and offending.
Successful completion of the training equips facilitators with the skills necessary to deliver the entire KickStart suite, including group and individual programs.
Endorsed providers of KickStart are part of an engaged clinical community of practice, receiving ongoing training and regular clinical supervision. This high level of clinical engagement, coupled with regular review and updates of program content, ensures optimal participant outcomes.