Kick the Habit, Start Over
KickStart is a transformative, life-changing programs for people on a community correction order. It’s 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 behaviours.
A highly effective and innovative behaviour change program
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 for people on a community correction order. Internal and external evaluations of the KickStart mens’ programs demonstrate that participants achieve significant improvements in their emotional regulation (as measured by the DERS); quality of life (as measured by the WHO-QoL; psychological distress (as measured by the K10), and reduced criminal thinking (as measured by the PICTS).
Improvements in emotional regulation and psychological distress
Reductions in current criminal thinking
Improvements in overall quality of life
KickStart Group Program
Duration: 42 hours (15 sessions) OR 24 hours (8 sessions)
Participant requirements: Offenders serving community Corrections Orders, combined custodial sentences or parole
KickStart Individual Program
Duration:15 hours or 8 hours
Participant requirements: 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 people on a community correction order.
Throughout the KickStart 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 knowledge and 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.