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Working with a Correctional Cohort and Leading Groups

Correctional cohorts present with a range of complex needs and require tailored intervention and support for their successful rehabilitation and reintegration into the community.

Our expert panel will explore and discuss strategies for managing some of the challenges of working with correctional cohorts and understanding how strengths-based practice can build motivation and engagement for individuals engaged with the justice system.

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) has expertise in developing and delivering rehabilitation and reintegration programs for Victorian correctional cohorts and across key areas in the correctional system. Our programs and resources are designed for a broad audience, keeping in mind the different experiences of each individual and the need to build resilience through a strengths-based approach and trauma-informed practice.

Learning outcomes

In this workshop, participants will learn about:

  • the challenges of working with correctional cohorts
  • how strengths-based practice can build motivation and engagement for individuals engaged with the justice system
  • supporting theories that indicate this approach works
  • the role of building engagement, vulnerability and trust
  • how to assist individuals on remand and support their rehabilitation and reintegration needs.

Ideal for

Professionals working with correctional cohorts and/or supporting families.

About the presenters

Lucille Hart is the Training Lead for Family Violence and Relationship Counselling and an experienced facilitator at RAV. She has qualifications in psychology, social science and meditation and is experienced in the provision of family violence, mental health, healthy relationships, rehabilitation, youth and psychoeducational services. Lucille has substantial experience working with correctional cohorts including facilitating and leading programs for individuals engaged with the correctional system. She regularly provides training for government and non-profit organisations in areas including vicarious trauma, managing challenging behaviours, professional boundaries and managing difficult conversations.

Luke McCord is an experienced Program Facilitator who works with correctional cohorts and the Support for Fathers team at RAV. Luke brings with him over 12 years' experience in both the government and private sectors including 6 years with Youth Justice. He also has over 10 years' experience leading large teams delivering positive change programs within correctional facilities and the community. Luke is passionate about working with men and fathers, and blends his professional and personal experience to engage people from all walks of life.

Registration information

  • Registrations for scheduled workshops close 48 hours before the event.
  • Workshops must be paid for at least 2 business days before the training date, or your registration will be cancelled. 
  • If paying by invoice, proof of payment needs to be provided at least 24 hours ahead of the event.

Training Workshops Cancellation Statement [PDF, 1MB]

Contact us

Training and Development Team
Phone: (03) 8573 2222
Email: [email protected]


9:30am - 1pm AEDT on Monday 6 November 2023

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