National Outcome Standards for Perpetrator Interventions

The National Outcome Standards for Perpetrator Interventions (national outcome standards) were endorsed by the Council of Australian Government (COAG) on 11 December 2015.

To keep women and their children safe, perpetrators should be held to account through effective interventions that stop their violence. The national outcome standards will guide and measure the outcomes achieved by perpetrator interventions across Australia.

The standards have been developed throughout 2015 and are based on extensive consultation with government and non-government sector experts.

In  January 2015, the issue of violence against women and their children was elevated to COAG. This included agreement to the development of a set of national outcome standards by the end of the year.

A copy of the national outcome standards and glossary can be viewed from the key publications and research page.