Changing habits and reaching targets program
Our changing habits and reaching targets program—also known as CHART—aims to help reduce the risk of young offenders re-offending. It is an intervention program to change behaviour. If we assess your child as having a moderate to high risk of re-offending, they may need to take part.
What they will learn
There are 6 units that your child must complete:
- mapping my offences
- motivation to change
- thinking and offending
- lifestyle balance
- relapse prevention.
The program includes 6 other units:
- healthy relationships
- motor vehicle offending
- drugs and alcohol
- living independently
- education and work.
Your child’s youth justice caseworker will assess which, and how many, of the second group of units will address your child’s offending behaviours.
How the program works
Your child and their youth justice caseworker will work through the changing habits and reaching targets program together at their regular appointments. Your child may complete the program individually with their caseworker, or in a group.
Length of the program
The program can take between 16 and 32 weeks to complete.
It will take your child 16 sessions with their youth justice caseworker to cover the introduction to the program and complete the first 6 units. Each session will take about 30 minutes.
Your child’s youth justice caseworker will talk to them about which additional units they need to complete—and how many sessions it will take.